Session: Spring 2013

CLSA:4181:0SCA (20E:181:SCA)    History of Western Medicine
0 of 40 enrolled    

Cancelled

Subtitle: Medieval Medicine
Sem. Hrs:

3

Admin:

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


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CLSA:4181 ( 20E:181 )



General Catalog:

Development and systematization of medical thought and practice in European Middle Ages from late antiquity to Renaissance; transmission of ancient Greek and Arabic medieval thought into Latin; rise of hospitals; development of medical schools; influence of Christianity; special attention to university curricula (e.g., Articella, anatomy, semiotics, prognosis, therapeutics).

Description:

What was medicine like in the European Middle Ages?  This course will consider how doctors understood medical knowledge and practice in Western Europe from late antiquity to the beginnings of the Renaissance, c.500-1500 CE.  European physicians drew on translated medical theories articulated both by ancient Greek and Roman physicians, such as Hippocrates and Galen, and commented upon and systematized by medieval Islamic physicians, such as al-Rhazi.  Christianity shaped a medical conception of the doctor's responsibility to his patients.  The first hospitals emerged; and universities began to offer medical instruction to credential physicians.  Physicians wrestled with intellectual questions about the semiotic tools necessary for diagnosis and to what extent dietetic medicine ought to order patients' lives.  Students will use the documentary resources for medical history at the University of Iowa and will observe professional medical history presentations.

Approved GE:
None
Prerequisites:

None

Requirements:

None

Corequisites:

None

Recommendations:

None

Restrictions:

None

Time and Location:
3:30P - 4:20P MWTh
Minimum Fee Hours:
3
Enrollments in this section for 0 - 3 will be charged as 3 semester hours
Course Fees:
None
Repeatable:

Yes - 3 times

Grading Instructions:

None

Instructors:
Marquis Berrey (Primary Instructor)
Textbooks and Materials:
The following textbook and material information is for planning purposes only and could be modified. Final textbook information will be available four weeks before the start of the semester. Please check then to finalize your textbook and material purchases:

Cross References
(i.e. Also offered as):
None
Co-Existing Sections
(i.e. Separate sections meeting in the same room):
None
Management Type:
DCE On Campus Crs (SC*)
Department:
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Department: Classics ( Website     |   General catalog   )
Interim Chair: Robert Ketterer

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