University Extension Course "Health and Hospital Institutions in Spain and New Spain (1400-1600)"

Friday, 26 January, 2024

The Doctor and member of the University Institute of Textual Analysis and Applications, Manuel Méndez Alonzo together with the Doctor Raúl Villagrasa Elías will teach the university extension course "Health and Hospital Institutions in Spain and New Spain (1400-1600)" from February 14 to March 13, 2024.

The objective is to present to university students, especially in the humanities and health sciences (medicine, nursing, pharmacy), the consolidation of hospitals as the main institutions that in the late Middle Ages and early of the Modern were destined to health-disease. This proposal involves making a presentation of the Mediterranean and European case, mainly with the transformations in the Iberian Christian kingdoms in the late Middle Ages and the early modern age, and then explaining the phenomenon in New Spain with the Atlantic expansion. Likewise, explain how hospitals developed specialized and hierarchical professional teams – medicine, surgery, pharmacy, nursing staff, etc. –, ultimately, the labor base that still survives today. Bring written and edited primary sources, mostly theoretical (ordinances), to students to discover the historical phenomenon. Assess the cultural transmission of health aspects between the European and American continents.

This course is online mode from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

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