Research Methodologies in the History of Medicine

Credits: 20 

Assessment: 1 x 3000 word essay

This module aims to:

  • introduce you to the nature of history and to historical method that determines how medical (and other) historians approach their subject
  • understand historical bias and interpretation and other problems that confront historians
  • examine the importance to historians of historiography, the act of writing history and the study and interpretation of the history of historical research and writing
  • study the specific sources and resources that are available to medical historians and how they are studied and interpreted, including archives, oral history and cultural history

Entry requirements

International students:

Depending on your chosen course of study, you may also be interested in one of our foundation pathways, which offer specially structured programmes for international students whose qualifications are not accepted for direct entry to UK universities. Further details can be found on Birmingham International Academy web pages.