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Electives - Humanities and Ethics in Medicine
Interprofessional Seminars in Ethical Values and Professional Life
Elective Number: 3518 (arranged)
Course Supervisor: Dr. Marcia Day Childress
Coordinator: Dr. Marcia Day Childress, (434) 924-5974, firstname.lastname@example.org
Duration: 5 evenings = 1 elective credit
Available: 5 evenings over the academic year, TBA by each seminar instructor (September - April) - This elective may be taken concurrently with other electives.
Time to Report: TBA
Place to Report: TBA
Typical day: TBA (2.5 hr. sessions)
Attendance: Attendance at elective activities is mandatory.
Number of students per rotation: 20
Course Description: Organized around readings from literature (novels, plays, creative nonfiction, or film), this seminar enrolling students from different professional or graduate schools examines issues of common concern to the professional in practice, whether doctor, lawyer, scholar/professor, architect/planner or executive. Readings serve as springboards to rigorous group discussion and also to students' reflective consideration of their own professional education, formation, and anticipated life in practice.
Learning objectives: Participants will be able to:
Critically read and analyze works of literature and other art forms for their
content and relevance to ethical values and professional-life choices
Each seminar section enrolls 12 students from at least two of UVA's professional schools or doctoral programs—medicine, law, graduate humanities, graduate nursing, graduate architecture, and graduate business. Seminars are team-taught by faculty who represent different professional preparations and/or schools. Seminars meet five times over the academic year, usually in the evenings and often in professors's homes.
This description is a general overview.
The instructors will establish the schedule and particular requirements
at the time the course is offered.