Time & Location
5:30 - 7:00 pm on select Tuesdays
at The Health Museum
1515 Hermann Drive
Houston, TX 77004

FREE Parking

Use surface lot or parking garage under the museum.                                       

Series Learning Objectives

  • Create a conceptual framework of the relationship between historical events and contemporary understanding or approaches to disease and healing.
  • Identify the overlap between disciplines in science (health) and humanities, and recognize the contributions of each.
  • Conceptualize from historical lessons the relationship between human behaviors and disease and healing.
  • Relate the cultural/artistic/literary depiction of the body and disease and medicine to the universal need for mankind to acquire and advance knowledge.
  • Apply lessons in humanities to public health practice in a global and cross cultural context.

Target audience  includes medical humanities scholars, physicians, nurses, social workers, environmental health and safety specialists, health science and public health students and other professionals in public health related disciplines, as well as persons interested from the general public. CEUs are offered FREE of charge.  

General audience is welcome free of charge. Mature content may be presented so parental discretion is advised for ages 17 and under. Please pre-register online. 

Continuing Education
Continuing education units are coordinated by the Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, a NIOSH Education and Research Center at UTHealth School of Public Health.

Determination of credit for CME, CNE, and CEUs for Social Workers is currently pending. 

The History & Culture of Disease & Healing seminar series, by UTHealth School of Public Health & Rice University, identifies the overlap between disciplines in health and humanities, and applies lessons in humanities to public health practice in a global and cross cultural context.

There are 13 FREE seminars in the series from August to November hosted at The Health Museum in Houston, Texas. Each lecturer will discuss a topic over history or across cultures and then discuss its application to present day health issues or treatment approaches.  

parking, admission and FREE CEUs for physicians, nurses, social workers and other public health professionals, and for the general public.  Attendance to all seminars is not mandatory.

More Information

Detailed information about individual seminars can be found by clicking on seminar title links above.
Parking, admission and CEUs are offered FREE of charge.
Preregistration is advised to save time during admission on day of seminar.
Attendance to seminars is by your preference and it is not mandatory to attend all 13. 
If requiring CEUs or Certificate of Attendance, you must register online, be present for entire 90 minutes and complete survey at the end of seminar attended.  

Questions? Email us at swcoeh.ce@uth.tmc.edu or call 713-500-9447 or 713-500-9448

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