At the intersection of comics and medicine is the rise of the Graphic Medicine scholarship field. This course examines the ways in which the sequentialized hybrid of word and image is bringing new insights to patient, healthcare, and clinical experiences.
In any manner of ways, the comics medium (whether known as comic books, graphic novels, manga, BD, webcomics, etc.) interacts with medicine. This course is dedicated to the discussion, support, analysis, history, and future of graphic medicine: from healthcare in general to medical science to the patient, caregiver, and social experience of illness. With a surge of titles and scholarship addressing these topics, college-based awareness, study, and preparation in this growing field can only serve to benefit the healthcare professional, particularly those interested in its application to their own specialty or degree program.