Week

Lectures

Seminar Reading and Discussion Topic

Autumn Term 1

Being Interdisciplinary and Watching the Media: How to Approach this Module

2

Birth and Death in Modern Britain

2: Infant Welfare, Infant Survival

3

Child Poverty, Health and the State

3: Growing up Poor and Hungry

4

Medicine and School

4: School and Home

5

Childhood, Illness and Disease

5: Child health, Emotion and Responsibility:
The Cases of Hospital Visiting and MMR

6 Reading Week - no lecture or seminar 
7

The Rise of State Medicine

6: Sources and Approaches

8

Challenges of Youth

7: Adolescent Bodies

9

Healthy Lifestyles: Exercise, Sport and Health

8: Exercise, Sport and Health (Media Watch: Health, Fitness and Obesity)

10

No Lecture - Essay handback and meetings re long essays 

No Seminar - Essay handback and meetings re long essays

   

 

 

Spring Term 1

Sex and Sexuality

9: The Sexual Revolution?

2

The Rise of the Family Doctor

10: Domestic Practices of Healing

3

Birth, Marriage and Eugenics

11: From Eugenics to the Problem Family

4

Women, Medicine and the Lifecycle

12: From Suburban Neurosis to Our Bodies Ourselves

5

The Empty Cradle: Fertility and Reproductive Health

13: Reproductive Technologies

6

Reading week

Reading week

7

Child Birth and Maternity

14: Call the Midwife

8

Work and Health

15: Is Work Good for Health?

9

Menopause

16: The Change

10

Keeping Young, Keeping Alive: Middle Age

17: Defying Gravity: Middle Age

   

Summer Term

Summer Term

Summer Term

1

Aging and Society

18: Caring for the Elderly

2

Death in Modern Britain

19: Dignity in Dying (Media Watch: Attitudes to Dying)

3

Revision lecture

Revision seminar