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Seminars

Health, Medicine and Human Values seminars are interdisciplinary courses that provide opportunities for

    • Experiential and problem-based learning
    • Applied writing and speaking
    • Small-group problem solving

The seminars involve collaborative teaching with faculty from the School of Medicine and the College of Arts and Sciences. The seminar titles are as follows:

    • HMHV 101: Contours of Health in New Mexico
    • HMHV 201: Literature, Fine Arts, and Medicine
    • HMHV 301: Health Economics, Politics, and Policy
    • HMHV 310: Health and Cultural Diversity
    • HMHV 401: Ethics, Medicine, and Health

HMHV Seminars (15 hours)

HMHV 101. Contours of Health in New Mexico.
Seminar exploring ethnic, economic, demographic, and geographic variables impacting public health in New Mexico and the Southwest. Topics include access to health care; local alternatives to medical treatment; cultural definitions of health, illness, and death.

HMHV 201. Literature, Fine Arts, & Medicine.
Seminar exploring links among health, illness, literature and the arts, encompassing a diverse range of forms and genres. Topics include representations of health, illness, and medicine; arts as therapy; medical history in literature and art.

HMHV 301. Health Economics, Politics, and Policy.
Seminar exploring political and economic forces that impact health care policies and practices. Topics include political and economic forces impacting health care; health care reform; the institutional and political organization of medicine.

HMHV 310. Health and Cultural Diversity.
Seminar exploring cultural variables that affect the experience and practice of health and health care: how culture, ethnicity, race, and gender inform ideas of health and illness, death and dying, and the patient-physician relationship.

HMHV 401. Ethics, Medicine, and Health.
Seminar exploring ethical and legal considerations that influence medical practices and decision-making. Topics include contemporary ethical and moral issues in medicine; and a comparative and critical analysis of relationship between professional ethics and personal beliefs.