Northern Centre for the History of Medicine and Medical Humanities

Undergraduate Teaching

Newcastle’s School of Historical Studies currently provides the following undergraduate courses relevant to the subject of Medical History:


  • Madness, Nerves and Narratives in Georgian Britain, ca 1714-1830 (HIS3203)
  • Birth Control in the Ninteenth and Twentieth Centuries (HIS3221)
  • Approaches to the History of Western Medicine (HIS2078)
  • Women and Social Reform: South Asia, c.1800-1950 (HIS3126)

Classics/Ancient History

  • Human Dissection in Antiquity (CAC2045/3045)
  • The Long Shadow of Melancholy (CAC2056/3056)

Medical students can take their Special Studies Component (SSC) in topics related to history of medicine.

Current Undergraduates

Past Undergraduates

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