Degree course: 
Corso di First cycle degree in Physiotherapy
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Course type: 
Basic compulsory subjects
Second semester
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Lesson (12 hours)


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About History of medicine, the purpose of course is to encourage students to a critical reading of the cultural and historical medicine.
This purpose will be achieved by providing food for thought on some fundamental issues for several specialized areas of medicine.

About Anthropology, the course objective is learning to read “other” cultures, looking for the sense of existence, life and disease in the context in which phenomena occur. The goal is to “decentralize” our gaze, re-discovering ourselves in the other’s eyes.

About History of medicine, the frontal lessons are focused on the following topics:
- Definition of medicine. From medicine instinctive regular medicine.
- The basics of medicine in the classical world. The body of knowledge Hippocratic-galenical.
- Medication transmission.
- The European Medieval medicine and Universities. The medieval cookbooks.
- Large health problems from the Middle Ages to 'Modern Age. The protagonists of the cure. Places of medicine and places of science.
- The renewal in Modern science. The chapters progress of the knowledge of the human body. New knowledge of anatomy and physiology. The surgeons of the sixteenth century. The sides interpretations of doctrines iatrochemistry and iatromechanics. The optical zoom. Towards the demolition of the doctrine of spontaneous generation. The vaccination.
- The large medical systems to a new understanding of the disease. The mechanisms of social awareness and environmental factors in health and disease. The organ pathology. The victorious statements of basic sciences. The theory phone and cellular pathology.
- The scientific dimension of the nineteenth century. The clinic, hospitals and places of care. Knowledge of semeiotics. The theory phone and cellular pathology. The scene surgery. Medicine and surgery of war. The neutrality of the wounded. The experimental medicine. The identification of infectious agents. The talks between the clinic and laboratory.
- The mental illness. From structures for med men to the mental hospital.

About Anthropology, the frontal lessons will be focused on the following topics:
- Definition and origin of anthropology; the culture concept
- The body: language, communication, place and non-place
- Funeral rites; the mortal and the immortality
- Rites, Magic and Religion
- Obedience to authority; the nature of power
- Relationship: Family and Marriage
Topics under discussion are aimed at helping students to understand that, even if peoples are different, there are some “universals” which are a confirmation of the humankind unitary.

G. ARMOCIDA, B. ZANOBIO, Storia della medicina, MASSON, Milano 2002

U. FABIETTI, Elementi di Antropologia Culturale, Mondadori Università, Milano 2015


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