Why did people care about Hippocates and Galen in the Middle Ages?

Why did people care about Hippocates and Galen in the Middle Ages? Lesson 3.

Edexcel GCSE Medicine through Time lesson three.

Students have a knowledge test at the beginning which covers the previous lesson (answers included on PP).

Overview of Galen/Hippocrates

Students diagnose patients using information about the four humours, symptoms and treatments, based on the patient cards stating what is wrong with them.

Students then create mindmaps to explain why Galen’s ideas were still accepted in the middle ages.

I printed off in colour and laminated the patient cards - the activity worked really nicely and my class enjoyed it.

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  • 4.-Why-did-people-still-care-about-Galen-and-Hippocrates-in-the-middle-ages.pptx
  • Cotinuing-influence-of-Galen-worksheet.docx
  • Diseases-linked-with-humours.docx
  • Four-Humour-patient-cards.docx
  • Four-Humours-Diagram-for-students-to-stick-in-books.docx
  • influence-of-Galen-info-sheets.docx
  • Treatments-to-balance-humours.docx

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Created: Sep 16, 2019

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