Training the Eye: Improving the Art of Physical Diagnosis

Director(s): Ingrid Ganske, Joel Katz, Shahram Khoshbin
Offered: Spring. March 8, 2019 - May 17, 2019 (9 Fridays, 2:00-4:30pm).
Location: HMS - Harvard Medical School (0)
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Description: This 9-session course (9 Fridays, 2:00-4:30) will utilize interactions with art as a means of enhancing visual diagnostic and communication skills as they relate to physical diagnosis. The course will emphasize participation in art observation sessions at the Museum of fine Arts, Boston. Students will learn a variety of approaches to exploring and describing art; simultaneously, they will learn about correlative ideas and approaches regarding observation and description in physical diagnosis through discussions led by medical practitioners. Readings and journal assignments will introduce students to both artistic concepts and their medical correlates. Students will also participate in a drawing workshop and in-patient rounds at Brigham and Women's Hospital. As students' observational and descriptive skills develop into a foundation of visual comprehension, they will be challenged with new artistic and medical material. To be officially enrolled, please email registrar@hms.harvard.edu. Students will be accepted on a first-come-first-serve basis for the first 30 students registering. Max 6 cross-registrant
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