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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.