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Health and Wellbeing in the Ancient World

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Topics Covered
  • What is health? Ancient and modern perspectives on health and disease
  • Medicine, religion and magic
  • Using online resources
  • Vision: theories of sight, approaches to eye disease, including drugs and surgery
  • Body modifications
  • Diet and digestion
  • Human waste: using evidence from toilets and sewers
  • Conception and birth: theories and practices
  • Ideal bodies and disabled bodies
  • The health of the army: recruiting and treating soldiers

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Rating 4.5 based on 4 ratings
Length 6 weeks
Effort 3 hours per week
Starts Jun 10 (last week)
Cost $74
From The Open University via FutureLearn
Instructors Gina May, Helen King, Rebecca Fallas, Eleanor Betts
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Language English
Subjects Programming
Tags C Health & Psychology

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very stimulating material in one review

Very stimulating material led to lively discussions among learners.

actually do get in one review

No knowledge of history of medicine, or ancient history was required, and after completing the course one actually do get a basic grasp of what medical history and classics are about!

daring recipes for in one review

This course is engaging and provides interesting insights to the concept of illness and health; and daring recipes for remedies!

little bit helped in one review

No knowledge of Ancient Greece and Rome was necessary but a little bit helped.

making connections between in one review

The course is especially focused on making connections between the ancient world and the healthcare issues that we have nowadays.

some reasonably good in one review

Good involvement of the instructor and mentors and some reasonably good discussions on the forum.

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Rating 4.5 based on 4 ratings
Length 6 weeks
Effort 3 hours per week
Starts Jun 10 (last week)
Cost $74
From The Open University via FutureLearn
Instructors Gina May, Helen King, Rebecca Fallas, Eleanor Betts
Download Videos Only via web browser
Language English
Subjects Programming
Tags C Health & Psychology

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