Course Code: SBMS3104
Course Title: Modern Medicine
Unit: 2
Faculty Package / Core / Elective: Core
Concentration Area: Nil
Year of Study: Year 3 or above
Term: 2
Pre-requisit:: Nil
Co-requisite: Nil
Course Coordinator:

Professor FENG Bo


The course aims at introducing students the meaning and development of health care, medical science, and practice from the Greeks to the present. It focuses on the key turning points in the history of western medicine e.g. the advent of hospitals, the role of public health, and the rise of biomedical research. The course encourages its students to understand how modern medicine is indelibly marked by its past, answer what shapes modern medicine, and the way people study it. The later part of this course will also explore the current issues in modern medicine from a science and technology perspective, and investigate the recent development of biomedical technologies and their roles in revolutionizing modern medicine.

Offering Year: 2018/19 onwards

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