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Institute of Continuing Education


Please note that this course has started and enrolment is no longer possible.

We explore medical ideas and the practice of medicine alongside scientific theories of life, physiology, and disease. Starting with the pre-Classical world, Ancient Greece, the Arabic and Western Middle Ages, we move to the Renaissance and the Enlightenment, ending with a very brief look at the beginnings of modern medical thinking in the 19th century. This nontechnical treatment of medicine requires no scientific or medical background. Evaluation is not available for this course.


Course dates

06 Aug 2018 to 17 Aug 2018

Course duration

2 weeks

Apply by

23 Jul 2018


International Summer Programmes
Sidgwick Site
United Kingdom
01223 760850

Teaching sessions

Meetings: 10

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