Nursing, Midwifery & Health Systems - A Social History of Irish Healthcare

University College Dublin


Course Name Nursing, Midwifery & Health Systems - A Social History of Irish Healthcare
Course Provider University College Dublin
Course Code NMHS10090
Course Type Lifelong Learning
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Attendance Options Part time
Location (Districts) Belfield
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Course Fee Fees 2019-20

Audit €350 per module (interest only).
Credit €500 per module (including assessment).

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Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Requirements:
No pre-requisites

Learning Exclusions:
No exclusions

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Soc History Irish Healthcare (NURS10090)
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Course Content

Expand+Autumn 2019: Semester 1

NMHS10090 A Social History of Irish Healthcare
Academic Year 2019/2020

This module examines aspects of the social history of healthcare in Ireland in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Set against the background of...

Subjects Taught

Expand+Indicative Module Content:
Hospital care in the early nineteenth century
Lunatic asylums in the nineteenth century
Christian charity and charity hospitals
Workhouses and workhouse infirmaries
The Great Famine

The miasma: Theories of infecti...

Number of Credits 5
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