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Medical Humanities

Medical Humanities is about investigating and challenging what is normal in an ever-changing society. In this learning community, students critically engage with a variety of medical cases which challenge the difference between abnormal and normal. Students learn about medicine as a humane discipline and examine how medicine can (or should) intervene. Students, explore societal health issues, such as race and the human experience of illness, and the experience of disability. Medical Humanities is led by faculty from the College of Humanities.
 
Learning Community Highlights Include:
  • Teams of students design their own research projects for the spring symposium
  • Led by faculty from the College of Humanities.
  • The classes associated with this learning community will provide you the opportunity to learn and explore pre-medicine, biology, psychology, philosophy, kinesiology, and nursing.

 

 
NOTE: DUE TO COVID-19, THE CERTIFICATE REQUIRMENTS HAVE BEEN ALTERED FOR THE FALL 2020-SUMMER 2021 BLOCK U COHORTS. AS LONG AS A BLOCK U STUDENT COMPLETES TWO SEMESTERS OF THE LEARNING COMMUNITY CLASS, COMPLETES ANY FOUR INTELLECTUAL EXPLORATION GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES, MAINTAINS A 2.9 GPA AND COMPLETES 30 CREDIT HOURS WITHIN THEIR FIRST YEAR, THEY WILL QUALIFY FOR ALL OF THE BLOCK U BENEFITS.

 

A word from our alumni

Over the months I spent in this program it did help me to get involved with the community in multiple ways. The one I like the most is the fact we got a chance to understand more about Salt Lake City and the community surrounding it. I love listening to healthcare workers’ experiences from the past epidemic/pandemics. The process of being able to start to understand their struggles and what can we do for them was more than incredible.

Want to join a Block U learning community?

First, you must complete your New Student Orientation. Once you have completed your Virtual Orientation modules, please move on to the Academic Advising section below for information regarding your academic advising appointment. If you have questions about getting registered for an orientation, how to complete the orientation modules, please contact the Office of Orientation and Transition.

Office of Orientation & Transition

Webiste orientation.utah.edu
Phone 801-581-7069
Email orientation@utah.edu
Address
280 A. Ray Olpin Student Union Building (UNION)
200 South Campus Dr.
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Once you complete your New Student Orientation modules, make an appointment with an academic advisor to plan you first semester schedule. Each student will need to schedule their own advising appointment. You can schedule an appointment by contacting the Academic Advising Center. 

Prepare for your advising appointment by setting up your FERPA pin, familiarize yourself with Graduation Requirements, make a list of topics you are interested in and classes you would like to take, prepare any questions to ask.

Academic Advising Center

Website advising.utah.edu
Phone 801-581-8146
Address
450 Student Services Building (SSB)
201 S. 1460 E.
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

During your academic advising appointment, your advisor will help you register for courses and show you how to modify them. Don't forget to mention you want to join Block U while meeting with your academic advisor and share with them the Block U learning community worksheet!

Last Updated: 2/8/21