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Influence of Culture
on the Perception of Health

This series of lectures examines how culture - our view of the world, also known as worldview - affects our perception of health.

Course Description

All knowledge is a form of processing experience by the individual and society, and it is through this processing that a worldview comes into being. It is informed by a person’s local, situational, cultural, and institutional situation and it influences our perception of health, illness, and medicine.
Teasing out the influences of our culture on our thought processes may help us realise what is important, and valuable in our training and tradition. This module is especially relevant to health care professionals in Europe and America as it explores the different cultural influences underpinning health care training and how we may be totally blind to the massive impact this has in our clinical work.

Influence of Culture on the Perception of Health

Cost of Full Course: €60

Cost Code: CH/H

Course Duration: 50 min

Course Access: One Year

Prerequisites: None

Certification Duration: Two Years

Course Suitability:    Health care professionals trained in Biomedicine.

Course Information

Cost of Full Course: €60

Cost Code: CH/H

Course Duration: ??hours

Course Access: One Year

Prerequisites: None

Certification Duration: Two Years

Course Suitability:    Health care professionals trained in Biomedicine.

Course Description


Lecture 1: This lecture discusses the different cultural concepts that inform the worldview in the Western world and how this influences our perception of health, illness, and medicine. Most of us do not know why we think the way we do. This is especially important for herbalists, in a multicultural society where in daily practice we may be insensitive to different views of the world and how they influence functional choices regarding health care. It is important therefore, to tease out the influences on our thought processes so we may realise what is important and valuable and thus respect each tradition.

Lecture 2: Examines the Aristotelian and scholastic ‘Chain of being’ concept, Cartesian philosophy, and Francis Bacon’s mathematical description of nature and how they have influenced European culture for at least 3 centuries. This has led to the lack of a comprehensive perspective, and a deficiency within the European worldview, of the complexity of living systems that is present in other cultures.

Lecture 3: Examines other concepts that we have inherited from the Greeks and how these still influence us today. These are the: Law of Contraries, Separation of soul and body, and the concept of a transcendent God. This final lecture also examines the effect this has on a person's sense of proficiency in clinical practice.

“Not only did I enjoy the course and the challenges it posed, but the course gave me insight and knowledge into herbology that I can apply in my Chiropractic practice.  It was very easy getting signed up and getting all the information needed.  I appreciate the opportunity to grow with such a great organization.”

Dr. Sean E. McCaffrey D.C., I.H.S, L.D.H.S.
Internal Health Specialist
CEO at Black Dunes Design

"My first contact with herbal medicine was through the ICTIM. They taught me important things about herbal science, but they also taught me to see the herbs as a living being, that interacts with people and all the environment. Understanding that herbs are part of the universe and thus we are somehow connected with them, and with everything else, has changed my way of thinking the therapeutic proccess entirely. Although I continued my studies more specifically on Chinese herbal medicine, the things I learned from Mrs Rosari and the other teachers from ICTIM are always a part of my medical thinking process, because it changed the way I understand medicine and the treatment process, and for that I am really grateful."

Dr. Ciro B Rhodes, Brazil
CEO at Black Dunes Design

“The course on Irish Medicine with Rosari Kingston was wonderful. I gained a solid understanding of the role that the Irish indigenous worldview plays in Irish herbalism and traditional healing. It is inspiring to know that the wisdom of the ages is still being studied, appreciated, and passed on, and that it is still useful in a clinical setting. I appreciated getting to know some of the techniques and concepts of Irish traditional medicine so that I might use them in my own work as a clinical herbalist."

Mica McDonald, Clinical Herbalist
CEO at Black Dunes Design

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