Course Description

Tutor: Bernie Mc Cormick, BSc (Hons) Herbal Medicine, Diploma in Applied Chemistry.

Date: Oct 15, 2020 – Jan 28, 2021
Day: Thursday
Time : 11.00am – 12.30pm
Category: Health and Fitness, Stress Management
Venue : TBC
Cost: €110 for twelve classes

Medicine, illness and welfare occupy a central place in all our lives. In the past the approach to medicine was very different from today. Contemporary medicine is different yet it is indelibly marked by its past. The history of medicine shows how societies have changed in their approach to illness and disease from ancient times to the present.

This course will introduce students to the fascinating world of the study of the History of Medicine. You will learn some basic Anatomy and Physiology as we go through the topics and also do some Multiple Choice Quizzes to review the course material.

Among the topics we will explore and discuss together are:

• Health and wellbeing in the ancient world
• Early medical traditions
• Medicine in the middle ages
• Renaissance medicine
• Medicine in the 18th and 19th Century
• Plants as medicine
• Epidemic and Plague
• Dubious practices – Quacks and fake medicine
• History of Medicine in Ireland
• Some Important medical discoveries – Timeline Modern History of Medicine
This course includes a visit to the Heritage Centre at the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, which tells the story of the history of medicine and medical education in Ireland

College Name People’s College for Continuing Education and Training
Course Category Health Care, Medicine
Course Location Dublin, UK
Location Postcode Dublin 1
Course Start Date 15th October 2020
Course End Date 28th January 2021
Course Fee €110 for twelve classes
Course Duration 12 weeks
Course Times Day: Thursday Time : 11.00am - 12.30pm
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