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260283 VO P 15 Common features of methods in complementary medicine (2008S)

from scientific and intercultural points of view

2.50 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 26 - Physik

Di 17:15-18:45, HS 5, AKH-Hörsaalzentrum, Währinger Gürtel 18-20, Ebene 7, 1090 Wien.

Beginn: Di, 4.3.2008


Language: German



Currently no class schedule is known.


Aims, contents and method of the course

Various medical systems originating from different ages and cultures are compared. First, we consider the evolution of Western medicine, especially homeopathy and scientific medicine. Recent developments in science (e.g., chaos theory) allow of new interpretations. This is also the case for several Eastern methods that are considered subsequently, e.g., Ayurveda (India) and the Traditional Chinese Medicine. Finally, new developments in Western medicine are included and compared with old ethnotherapeutic methods. It turns out that there exist suprising common features of methods that seem to be very different at first sight. A transcultural framework can be seen to emerge.

Assessment and permitted materials

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Understanding of the course.

Examination topics

Corresponding to the type of the course.

Reading list

Wird am Beginn der Lehrveranstaltung vereinbart.

Association in the course directory

PD250,310;LA-Ph211,LA-Ph212(4),LA-Ph71 freies Wahlfach

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