Interdisciplinary Health Humanities (Certificate)

The certificate program in interdisciplinary health humanities brings humanities methodologies to analyses of health and medicine in order to address challenges in health policy and health care practice and to advance understandings of the cultural formations of health, illness and the body.

The curriculum includes courses in areas such as history of medicine, bioethics, disability studies, socio-cultural aspects of health and narrative medicine. It includes critical analyses of representations of health and illness in literature and other media as well as training in narrative and structural competency for health care professionals. A capstone course, internship or applied project offers experiential or project-based learning in this field.

Degree Offered

Interdisciplinary Health Humanities (Certificate)
Liberal Arts and Sciences, The College of

Tempe, West

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Students become more marketable and can advance their career options when they have complemented their major with this methodological specialization in interdisciplinary health humanities.

Students who complete this undergraduate certificate often decide to pursue employment in the health professions. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions.

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