Narrative MedicineSemester Course

DIS Copenhagen, Elective Course, Narrative Medicine
Major Discipline(s)
Literature, Pre-Medicine / Health Science
New Course Note
This course starts in Fall 2021.
Elective Course
Fall/Spring semester

How can literature help us understand illnesses? Combining close readings of fiction and hands-on meetings with doctors, therapists, authors, artists, and members of the ethical council and patient associations, this course explores narrative medicine as part of the new interdisciplinary field Medical Humanities. Gain insight into how literature can help us comprehend experiences of suffering and illness, approach the bioethical implications of treatment, and understand the complex relationship between patient and practitioner.

Related Discipline(s)

This course would also be of interest to the following discipline(s):
Ethics, Philosophy


Birgitte Duelund Pallesen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Cand.mag. (Comparative Literature, University of Copenhagen, 2013). Specialization: Contemporary Danish Literature, Literature & War. Worked in publishing at Gyldendal, 2009-2014. Second Language Teacher at IA Sprog, 2013-2015. With DIS since 2015. Currently on parental leave.