Topics, themes, messagesLearning outcomesResources, activitiesHerbs

Part 1

Muscular skeletal system, Injuries, inflammation.

Strategies to help with arthritis, muscle and nerve pain


Part 2

Structures, models and frameworks, traditional systems of medicine Ayurveda, TCM, Greek and Arabic and Islamic medicine, Shamanic models, biomedicine and the scientific model.

Part 1

  1. Name two herbal or home remedy strategies to help with bruises, pre-diagnosed sprains and acute inflammation.
  2. Prepare a comfrey ointment.
  3. Name two medicinal plants that may be useful internally to help with arthritis and chronic inflammation.
  4. Suggest two dietary changes that may help with chronic inflammation.

Part 2

  1. Place three models of medicine within context of a chronological timeline.
  2. Identify different cultural understandings of the nature of health and disease.
  3. Define basic elements of the cosmology, diagnostic systems, and therapeutic strategies from four traditions.
  • Video lecture on muscular skeletal system.
  • Video lecture on inflammation
  • Video lecture on systems, and models of medicine.
  • Video on making ointments.
  • Annotated links to peer reviewed journals
  • Annotated links to annotated YouTube clips, Ted talks etc.
  • Annotated links to relevant websites

Comfrey