Heritage Evening 2017

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Suttie Lecture Theatre

2017 Heritage Evening - 18th May 7pm

Medical Humanities in the curriculum – how did it start?

In the 3rd year of the Medical Undergraduate Curriculum the students have an opportunity to study Medical Humanities.  Professor Hamish McKenzie will review the evolution of this change in the curriculum.  Several undergraduates will present their work on History of Medicine, Art and Creative Writing.

Medical Humanities – the future?

University of Aberdeen staff who have been tutors will attend to comment on the work and the benefits of this part of the curriculum.  Society Members will take part in the discussion to highlight how observations made by the students are relevant to attitudes and decisions in clinical practice.  Dr Leeanne Bodkin will review the approach of other universities and potential developments.

The Café in the Suttie will remain open until 7pm for purchase of refreshments


19.00 Session 1
Chaired by Dr Karen Foster, President of Aberdeen Medico-Chirurgical Society
19.05 Medical Humanities in the curriculum - how did it start? Professor Hamish McKenzie
19.15 Lessons from History

  • ‘How important were differences of opinion between prominent figures in women's reproductive medicine in ancient Graeco-Roman medicine?’
    Presentation by Maura Buchanan. Discussion led by Dr Sohinee Bhattacharya
  • ‘Alexander Gordon - midwifery in late-eighteenth-century Aberdeen’
    Presentation by Shannon Kemp. Discussion led by Dr Alexander Sutherland
  • ‘A study of the dissemination of new blood transfusion techniques in the First World War’
    Presentation by Dougal MacEwan. Discussion led by Dr John Scott

Art Exhibition

  • Zainab Busheri
  • Yulia Chechelnitskaya
  • Ruth Cole
  • Emily Court
  • Emma Davies
  • Andrew Hunter
  • Kirsty Stewart
  • Kathleen Smith
  • Khong Woon Tan

DVD of History of the Lewis Hospitals by Nicola MacArthur

20.30 Session 2
Chaired by Dr Andrew D Robinson,Vice-president of Aberdeen Medico-Chirurgical Society
Creative writing

  • "The Dragon" and "My Eightieth Birthday" poems by Julia Thomas
  • "Eilean Iarmain" by Jed Smith
  • "Chipper Dave" by Malcolm Sutherland
  • "The Many Faces of Pain" by Cerys Barratt
  • "Opening for a New Assistant" by Emma Gray

Discussion led by Dr Helen Lynch and Dr Anne Macleod

21.15 Medical Humanities- the future? Dr Leeanne Bodkin
21.25 "These are not walls" - Reading of poem by Dr Anne Macleod

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