University of California, Santa Cruz
The History of Medicine: Philosophy, Science, and Psychology
University of California, Santa Cruz

The History of Medicine: Philosophy, Science, and Psychology

Taught in English

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Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

Grant Hartzog
Greg Gates

Instructors: Grant Hartzog

4.8

(41 reviews)

Beginner level
No prior experience required
13 hours to complete
3 weeks at 4 hours a week
Flexible schedule
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What you'll learn

  • You will learn to describe historical attempts to unravel the mysteries of disease with various theoretical models.

  • You will learn to tell the story of the major advances in modern medicine.

  • You will learn to speculate on the future of medicine from an informed perspective.

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There are 5 modules in this course

We start with the basics this week: disease, medicine, and the origins of therapy.

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7 videos5 readings2 quizzes

This week we travel through time and space, from the ancient world to the Renaissance, to Egypt, India, Greece, China, the Islamic world, and finally, Western Europe.

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10 videos4 readings2 quizzes

This week we review the rapid advances in science (and pseudoscience) in the the 18th and 19th centuries.

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7 videos4 readings2 quizzes

This week we're getting into drugs and alternative medicine.

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7 videos4 readings2 quizzes

We've finally made it back to the present. This week we review the current state of the art and look ahead at the future of medicine.

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11 videos4 readings2 quizzes1 peer review

Instructors

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4.7 (21 ratings)
Grant Hartzog
University of California, Santa Cruz
1 Course7,811 learners
Greg Gates
University of California, Santa Cruz
1 Course7,811 learners

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