HPSC-X 205 INTRODUCTION TO MEDICAL HIST (3 CR)
32143 11:30A-12:45P MW BH 005 Bertoloni Meli D
Above class meets In Person. For more information visit https://covid.iu.edu/learning-modes/index.html
IUB GenEd S&H credit
COLL (CASE) S&H Breadth of Inquiry credit
This class counts in the Medical Humanities minor.
This class covers the history of Western medicine from Hippocrates in Ancient Greece to the present. As we are seeing in our own time, medical history shaped human history, often in dramatic ways. We will study changing concepts of disease; past epidemics, including the Black Death, which killed about a third of Europe’s population; efforts to understand human anatomy and physiology; the history of vaccination and the germ theory of disease; the role of medical images in anatomy and pathology. There are no pre-requisites to take this class.