On Wednesday 25th September, the launch of Science Stars, one of St George’s flagship widening participation programmes, took place at the university.
Professor Derek Macallan, Professor of Infectious Diseases, discusses HIV.
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Members of the Section for Interdisciplinary Studies come from a variety of academic backgrounds, both clinical and non-clinical. We are united in our interest in interdisciplinary understanding. We provide teaching opportunities for students that enhance their appreciation of diverse and multiple perspectives on the core topics of biomedical science and medicine.
Professor Annie Bartlett: offender healthcare, institutional cultures of care.
Dr Linda Perkins Porras: behavioural medicine and psychology, stress, wellbeing and resilience.
Dr Iain Crinson: sociology of health, health policy.
Dr Cyrus Abbasian: addictive behaviour in patients and doctors, dual diagnosis.
Dr James Erskine: psychology, stress in the workplace.
Dr Deborah Padfield: medical humanities, visual arts and the communication of pain.
You will find members of the section teaching on a range of St George's courses across all years using different teaching formats. We offer specific teaching on our areas of interest as specialist modules in the iBSc, a number of SSC modules in years 2, 4 and 5 of the MBBS and in the new Openspaces programme.
Opportunities for students for independent study or collaborative work are available on the following topics covered by members of the section:
professional and managerial practice in health care systems
biomedical science in contemporary society
patients and service user understandings of illness and disease
stress, burn out, wellbeing and resilience in healthcare staff and students
stigma and mental health problems
multimedia representations of illness and disease
psychology and psychiatry
fine art and medicine: interdisciplinary theory and practice
LGBT experience of healthcare
gender issues in the criminal justice system.
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