Courses & Units

Mind, Brain and Body in Europe, 1750-1945 HTB301

This unit is being phased out, no new enrolments are being taken.


Intellectual history unit of relevance to students in humanities, social and health sciences.


This course introduces students to significant aspects of the intellectual evolution and social influence of biomedical and social sciences in Britain, France and Germany from the later eighteenth century to 1945. Topics covered include: theories of life, reproduction and disease; the emergence of the modern medical and nursing professions; theories of mind and brain physiology; the diagnosis & treatment of madness; public health in early industrial Europe; scientific explanations of crime and social deviancy; medicine and society in Nazi Germany


Unit name Mind, Brain and Body in Europe, 1750-1945
Unit code HTB301
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law & Education
School of Humanities
Discipline History and Classics
Teaching staff

Prof Paul Turnbull

Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


This unit is currently unavailable.


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Band Field of Education
1 090305

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Teaching Pattern

Weekly online lecture and related digital activities; participation in weekly online discussion forums


3000-word essay (40%), 500 word critically annotated bibliography assignment (10%), participation in online discussion forum (10%), examination submitted on-line (40%)

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