Topics in the History of Medicine
About the Course
This course has been specifically organized for our Ulysseus partner Universities, but is open to any prospective participant.
It covers different topics relevant to the history of Medicine. Diseases have changed with time and location: some old conditions that were prevalent in the past are now rare or limited geographically; other have appeared in our modern society. The very definition and identification of disease nomenclature has changed considerably in the last decades, and many conditions that were not considered to be diseases are now classified as such. Food, its quality, amount, and composition have always been of major import as causes and diffusion of disease, with major differences in the history of humankind. The development of modern scientific medicine has revolutionized not only disease recognition, treatment and prevention, but also medical education.
Remember: A courseware is a collection of learning materials (video and documents) related to a specific study topic and produced by experts. You will not find assessments to take within a courseware; after completing all the activities you will not receive an attendance certificate or an open badge.
- To acquire a historical and geographical perspective of medical practice
The course includes a few video lectures (total running time approximately 300 min.).