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:

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