Universität Wien

260283 VO Common features of methods in complementary medicine (2016S)

from scientific and intercultural points of view

2.50 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 26 - Physik

suitable for students of various fields of study

Details

Language: German

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 02.03. 17:15 - 18:45 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 09.03. 17:15 - 18:45 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 16.03. 17:15 - 18:45 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 06.04. 17:15 - 18:45 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 13.04. 17:15 - 18:45 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 20.04. 17:15 - 18:45 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 27.04. 17:15 - 18:45 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 04.05. 17:15 - 18:45 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 11.05. 17:15 - 18:45 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 18.05. 17:15 - 18:45 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 25.05. 17:15 - 18:45 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 01.06. 17:15 - 18:45 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 08.06. 17:15 - 18:45 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 15.06. 17:15 - 18:45 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 22.06. 17:15 - 18:45 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 29.06. 17:15 - 18:45 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Various medical methods originating from different ages and cultures are compared - including their world views. In this context, we discuss the placebo effect. Then, 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 (TCM). In this context, the question arises why TCM is so popular in Europe.

Many complementary medical systems consider a certain number of human types. Western medicine, however, did not distinguish between humans for a long time. Then, gender medicine evolved, and now individualized or personalized medicine is aimed at. Furthermore, the role of time and of rhythms is considered now ("chrono-mediicine").

Finally, new developments in Western medicine that include the mind are compared with old ethno-therapeutic methods. It turns out that there exist surprising 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

Exam at the end of the course (1st date of exam). No auxiliary material permitted

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Understanding of the course.

Examination topics

Corresponding to the type of the course.

Reading list

Karl W. Kratky, Complementary Medicine Systems. Comparison and Integration. Nova Science, NY 2008. Further literature will be introduced during the course.

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