The Medicine, Society, and Culture concentration of the Bioethics and Medical Humanities master’s degree is an interdisciplinary initiative designed to provide students the opportunity to explore aspects of health and illness from multiple perspectives.
Scholars, policymakers, caregivers, and patients all increasingly recognize the complexity of factors that affect actual well-being and our understanding of the concept. At all levels, a variety of influences can play prominent roles in whether people live or die, become sick or recover, accept treatment or avoid it– and so forth.
The Medicine, Society, and Culture concentration of the Bioethics and Medical Humanities MA degree program provides students an engaging and rigorous blend of foundational coursework, rich practical experiences, and an extraordinary array of elective opportunities. These electives allow students to concentrate on areas of particular interest, whether they be in health policy, law, social work or other disciplines offered at Case Western Reserve.
This two-semester, 30-credit degree program includes two foundation courses required of all candidates for the Master of the Arts in Bioethics and Medical Humanities. In addition, the MSC concentration includes a foundation course and students earn credit for two clinical rotations. Finally, three electives are required of students in this concentration: a humanities elective, a social science, and one of the student’s choosing.