History courses for your students
Do you want to save dozens of hours in time? Get your evenings and weekends back?
If so, you'll love our interactive history courses. Your students will be able to work through courses on specific history topics, track their progress, take quizzes to test their knowledge, and finish with a final assessment test.
Medical practice has always existed. Although (naturally) we have few traces of medical knowledge (and phytotherapy) of people from prehistory, we have found skulls of that time bearing marks of trepanation. From two great civilisations of antiquity, the Mesopotamians and Egyptians, come the oldest medical texts known (with the exception of China, whose medicine developed away from Western civilisation, and without mutual influence). Medicine was also found on all continents. It was mainly traditional and practised by many cultures.
Medical knowledge during the Middle Ages was derived from the Greco-Roman. In general, medieval civilisations carried out medical practices that today are considered unhygienic, hazardous, and unreasonable. Therapy relapsed into magic and prayer, fantastical and often revolting concoctions, charms and amulets, and faith healing.
The Renaissance Period was an era in Europe when culture, art, politics, economics, and medicine experienced a rebirth following the Medieval Period. This period took place between the 14th and 17th centuries and was characterised by rediscovery of philosophy, art, and literature. Many historians believed that this period marked the gap between the Dark Ages and modern civilisation. After the Black Death during the Medieval Period, Renaissance medicine increased anatomical knowledge.
Along with rapid economic developments in Western Europe and the United States brought by the Industrial Revolution, new scientific discoveries in the field of medicine also emerged in the 18th century. Prevention, causes and cures for certain diseases made significant progress compared to previous eras. The growth of industries created urban sprawl and high risk of infectious diseases. By the 20th century, major breakthroughs like germ theory controlled notorious plagues.
This self-guided course is designed for you to work through on your own using the resources and suggested learning activities provided.
Over the four lessons in the course, you'll learn about the medicine in the Ancient Times, Medieval medicine, Renaissance medicine & modern developments in medicine.