Edexcel GCSE History: Medicine in Britain, c1250–present

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PAPER 1 OPTION 11: Medicine in Britain, c1250 - present AND The British sector of the Western Front, 1914 - 18: injuries, treatment and the trenches

By studying this module, students will gain a solid understanding of the process of change in medicine through key features and developments in Britain. Understanding the process of change involves identification of patterns of change, trends and turning points, and the influence of factors inhibiting or encouraging change. The key factors examined include individuals and institutions, science and technology and attitudes in government and society. These are explored over four modules plus a historic environment case study.

Part 1: c1250–c1500: Medicine in medieval England

  • Ideas about the cause of disease and illness
  • Approaches to prevention and treatment
  • Case study: Dealing with the Black Death

Part 2: c1500–c1700: The Medical Renaissance in England

  • Ideas about the causes of disease and illness
  • Approaches to prevention and treatment
  • Key individual: William Harvey and the discovery of the circulation of blood
  • Case study: Dealing with the Great Plague of London, 1665

Part 3: c1700–c1900: Medicine in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Britain

  • Ideas about the causes of disease and illness
  • Approaches to prevention and treatment
  • Key individual: Edward Jenner and the development of vaccination
  • Case study: Fighting Cholera in London, 1854

Part 4: c1900–present: Medicine in modern Britain

  • Ideas about the causes of disease and illness
  • Approaches to prevention and treatment
  • Key individuals: Fleming, Florey and Chain’s development of penicillin
  • Case study: The fight against lung cancer in the twenty-first century

Historic Environment: The British sector of the Western Front, 1914–18: injuries, treatment and the trenches

  • The context of the British sector of the Western Front
  • The trench system
  • The nature of the terrain and problems of the transport and communications infrastructure
  • Conditions requiring medical treatment on the Western Front
  • The nature of wounds
  • The effects of gas attacks
  • The work of the RAMC and FANY
  • The system of transport
  • The stages of treatment areas
  • The underground hospital at Arras
  • The significance of the Western Front for experiments in surgery
    and medicine
  • The historical context of medicine in the early 20th century

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This module download also includes the following teaching resources:

  • L8 Thomas Sydenham Statements (pdf)
  • L22 Weapon Chart (pdf)
  • L8 Thomas Sydenham Fact File (pdf)
  • L3 Teaching Fill In Chart (pdf)
  • L5 Correct Flow Order For Weaker Students (pdf)
  • L25 Poor Health Information In The Trenches (pdf)
  • L2 Medieval Treatments Table (pdf)
  • L21 Conditions In The Trenches Chart (pdf)
  • L7 Black Death Assessment (pdf)
  • L6 Attempts To Prevent The Spread Of The Black Death (pdf)
  • L24 Wwi Trench Terrain And The Wounded (pdf)
  • L19 Trench Diagram To Label (pdf)
  • L6 Attempts To Prevent The Spread Of The Black Death (docx)
  • L3 Teaching Information (pdf)
  • L21 Conditions In The Trenches Information For Group Work (pdf)
  • L2 Medieval Treatments (pdf)
  • L2 Middle Ages Medicine (mp4)
  • L5 Card Sorting Activity (pptx)
  • L9 What Were Renaissance Approaches To Curing Illnesses (pdf)
  • L2 Medieval Cures Starter Activity (pdf)
  • L11 Vesalius Chart (pdf)
  • L5 Card Sorting Activity (pdf)
  • L7 Black Death Assessment (pptx)
  • L5 Correct Flow Order For Weaker Students (pptx)
  • L2 How Do Leeches Help Modern Medicine- Biology Infested Living With Parasites (mp4)
  • L22 Battle Scenarios (pdf)
  • L18 Polio Vaccine Manufactured 1956 (mp4)
  • L4 Black Death Timeline Information (pdf)
  • L3 Teaching Information (docx)
  • L28 Bbc Countryfile Remembers The Great War Carrie Re Wellington Arras (mp4)
  • L25 Poor Health In The Trenches Chart (pdf)
  • L4 Black Death Timeline Information (pptx)
  • L4 Black Death Treatments And Consequences Round Robin Resources (pdf)
  • L3 Teaching Fill In Chart (docx)
  • L28 Diaries Of A First World War Nurse (mp4)
  • L28 The Evacuation Route Of Wounded During Wwi Stages Sheet (pdf)
  • L14 Cholera Face Starter (pdf)
  • L4 The Black Death Interactive History Map (mp4)
  • L22 Weapons Card Sort (pub)
  • L8 Continuity And Change Chart (pdf)
  • L8 Thomas Sydenham Statements (docx)
  • L22 Weapons Card Sort (pdf)
  • L18 -Change4life Schools Video (mp4)
  • L8 Under The Microscope (mp4)
  • L24 Wwi Issues With Moving The Wounded Statements (pdf)
  • L25 Poor Health In The Trenches Chart (docx)
  • L29 Surgical Developments In Wwi (pdf)
  • L14 Cholera (pdf)
  • L4 Black Death Treatments And Consequences Round Robin Resources (pptx)
  • L28 The Ramc Of The Western Command 1916 (mp4)
  • L14 Cholera Face Starter (docx)
  • L21 Conditions In The Trenches Information For Group Work (doc)
  • L16 The Race To Sequence The Human Genome Tien Nguyen (mp4)
  • L11 Vesalius Chart (docx)
  • L21 Conditions In The Trenches Chart (docx)
  • L23 Resources (pptx)
  • L22 Battle Scenarios (doc)
  • L16 1896 The First X-Ray (mp4)
  • L24 Wwi Trench Terrain And The Wounded (docx)
  • L23 Resources (pdf)
  • L16 Equipment Posters (pdf)
  • L22 Weapon Chart (pptx)
  • L8 Thomas Sydenham Fact File (docx)
  • L15 Edwin Chadwick And The Public Health Act (pdf)
  • L6 Cures And Treatments Of The Black Death (pptx)
  • L11 Harvey Chart (pdf)
  • L2 Medieval Treatments (docx)
  • L20 Life In The Trenches (pdf)
  • L12 Robert Koch 1843-1910 (mp4)
  • L24 Wwi Issues With Moving The Wounded Statements (docx)
  • L2 Medieval Treatments Table (docx)
  • L13 Who Was James Simpson- (mp4)
  • L5 Causes Of The Black Death (pptx)
  • L3 Medieval Hospitals And Doctors (pptx)
  • L12 Robert Koch (pdf)
  • L8 Renaissance Medicine (mp4)
  • L8 Continuity And Change Chart (docx)
  • L30 -Operation Ouch In The World War 1 Trenches Cbbc (mp4)
  • L16 Improvements In Diagnostic Technology (pdf)
  • L11 Through The Door Names (pdf)
  • L4 Black Death Source Sheet (pdf)
  • L9 What Were Renaissance Approaches To Curing Illnesses (docx)
  • L2 Medieval Cures Starter Activity (pptx)
  • L15 Edwin Chadwick And The Public Health Act (docx)
  • L19 Trench Diagram To Label (docx)
  • L19 Trench Warfare Source Activity (pdf)
  • L12 Robert Koch (docx)
  • L25 Poor Health Information In The Trenches (docx)
  • L14 England- The Broad Street Pump I- You Know Nothing John Snow Extra History (mp4)
  • L11 Harvey Chart (docx)
  • L10 Ring Around The Rosy Meaning Behind The Nursery Rhyme --- (mp4)
  • L11 Through The Door Names (docx)
  • L18 Healthcare In England (mp4)
  • L11 Harvey And Vesalius Information (pdf)
  • L22 New Weaponry (pptx)
  • L8 -Renaissance Ideas About The Causes Of Disease And Illness (pptx)
  • L20 Life In The Trenches (doc)
  • L16 Dna What Is Dna- Basics Of Dna (mp4)
  • L23 Battle Of The Somme Verdun (pptx)
  • L12 -Animated Hero Classics- Louis Pasteur On Dvd (mp4)
  • L26 Gas Attacks On The Front Line (pptx)
  • L13 Teachers Tv- The Victorians Florence Nightingale The Crimean War (mp4)
  • L11 Vesalius Pare And Harvey Secondary History Medicine Through Time (mp4)
  • L14 Cholera (doc)
  • L30 Blood Transfusions In Wwi (pptx)
  • L29 Surgical Developments In Wwi (docx)
  • L28 The Evacuation Route Of Wounded During Wwi Stages Sheet (docx)
  • L19 Trench Warfare Source Activity (pptx)
  • L17- Approaches To Prevention And Treatment In The 20th And 21st Centuries (pdf)
  • L4 Black Death (pptx)
  • L13 Edward Jenner Story (mp4)
  • L13 -Joseph Lister Biography (mp4)
  • L20 Reality Of Trench Warfare (ppt)
  • L2 Medieval Prevention And Treatment Of Illnesses (pptx)
  • L16 Improvements In Diagnostic Technology (docx)
  • L14 Fighting Cholera (pptx)
  • L16 Equipment Posters (docx)
  • L10 The Great Plague (mp4)
  • L29 Western Front Impact On Surgery (pptx)
  • L11 Harvey And Vesalius Information (docx)
  • L17- Approaches To Prevention And Treatment In The 20th And 21st Centuries (docx)
  • L19 Comparing Sources On Trench Warfare (pdf)
  • L28 Wounded On The Western Front (pptx)
  • L19- Trench Warfare (pptx)
  • L12 Louis Pasteur And Robert Koch (pptx)
  • L1 Beliefs About The Causes Of Illnesses In Medieval Times Wall Info (pdf)
  • L1 Medieval Medicine Secondary History Medicine Through Time (mp4)
  • L18 Changes In Prevention And Treatment (pptx)
  • L13 How Far Had Care And Treatment Of The Sick Change In The 18th And 19th Century (pptx)
  • L1 Galen And Hippocrates Who Were They- (mp4)
  • L11 Changes In Care And Prevention During The Renaissance (pptx)
  • L16 Ideas About The Cause And Illness In Modern Britain (pptx)
  • L1 Beliefs About The Causes Of Illnesses In Medieval Times Wall Info (docx)
  • L1 Beliefs About The Causes Of Illnesses In Medieval Times Chart (pdf)
  • L10 -The Great Plague (pptx)
  • L1 Beliefs About The Causes Of Illnesses In Medieval Times Chart (docx)
  • L1 What Did People Think Caused Illness In Medieval Times (pptx)
  • Edexcel GCSE History Exam Booklets (zip)