Skip to 0 minutes and 16 seconds Hi. I’m Susan Levine, and welcome to the University of Cape Town.
Skip to 0 minutes and 25 seconds I’m sitting here in the old anatomy building. A century ago, it was built to house this university’s first medical school. Now, it is at the heart of the university’s fine arts campus, and it gestures towards the interdisciplinary nature of the themes of this course. I’m Steve Reid, and I’m the second lead educator for this course. And I’m standing here in the museum where the world’s first heart transplant was done in 1967 in Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town. I’m a family physician, but I’m also a musician, and I’m constantly looking for new ways of addressing complex health issues like equity for social justice. And I suspect that an interdisciplinary approach holds the key.
Skip to 1 minute and 10 seconds In the global south, local and global challenges include new forms of biotechnology, care in the context of HIV/AIDS, cancer, and tuberculosis. In this course, we explore the role of poets, artists, psychologists, and anthropologists in engaging debates around the body. What do the arts and humanities add to health care and health? And how is medicine understood in the context of the humanities or the arts?
Skip to 1 minute and 42 seconds Join us as we explore this fascinating territory.