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260283 VO Common features of methods in complementary medicine (2017S)

from scientific and intercultural points of view

2.50 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 26 - Physik

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Details

Language: German

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Thursday 02.03. 17:15 - 18:45 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien (Kickoff Class)
Thursday 09.03. 17:15 - 18:45 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Thursday 16.03. 17:15 - 18:45 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Thursday 23.03. 17:15 - 18:45 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Thursday 30.03. 17:15 - 18:45 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Thursday 06.04. 17:15 - 18:45 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Thursday 27.04. 17:15 - 18:45 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Thursday 04.05. 17:15 - 18:45 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Thursday 11.05. 17:15 - 18:45 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Thursday 18.05. 17:15 - 18:45 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Thursday 01.06. 17:15 - 18:45 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Thursday 08.06. 17:15 - 18:45 Josef-Stefan-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 3. Stk., 1090 Wien
Thursday 22.06. 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.
The questions add up to 100 points = 100%..
To get a positive mark, at least 51 points have to be achieved.

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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