Understanding the Language
On-Demand, Self-Paced Course
Culture and Health
Irish Healing Traditions
Certificate of Completion
Health care professionals, Anthropologists, and Ethnologists
This module explores the different language used to describe different medical systems and how this influences our understanding of them.
It is the first course in the complete series: The Irish Healing Tradition.
The two webinars discuss the terms used to describe folk or traditional medicine, the WHO definition of traditional medicine, the characteristics of indigenous knowledge, and the presence of these characteristics in Irish folklore and medicine.
The course also provides an insight into the differences between biomedical and other medical paradigms and how their characteristics can co-exist to provide a more holistic approach to therapy.
ICTIM offer a thorough, robust 3-pronged approach to Herbal studies - encompassing science, including an in-depth grounding in the biological systems - and delves deeply into herbs themselves and herbal learning. But the course also considers Irish folklore and Irish traditional indigenous herbal medicine. Anyone wishing to develop a greater knowledge of herbal medicine or interested in practicing should consider this course.
Rosari and Anna-Maria's monthly webinars are inspiring, I am in awe of their love for all things herbal, their knowledge and empathy to students.
This module examines the scope of healing evident in legend, myth, and the middle ages.
This module identifies the role of medical families and the influence of herbals in plant medicine practice from the 15th to the 21st century.
This module explores the major influences on Irish traditional medicine in the 19th century.
This module explores the effects of a changing worldview on Irish indigenous medicine in the 20th century.