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Global History of Healthcare

HHAW - 100

Credits: 3

Catalog Year: 2017

This course provides students with the foundation in which healthcare evolved throughout the ages, from Antiquity to the Papyri Texts of Ancient Egypt and the Ayurveda of the Indus Civilization, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Greek and Roman health views. The Renaissance and Middle Ages, colonial times and the great wars up to the Modern Era will be dissected for their contributions to medicine. Students will study documented belief structures and practices of healthcare covering a vast historical time period.