Daytime: Science of Doctors

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$1000 usd
Tue Jan 29, 9:30 AM - Tue May 28, 3:00 PM, 2019 (EST)
Kite's Nest, 108 S Front Street, Hudson, NY, United States  

Journeys through medicine, anatomy, first aid, herbalism and veterinary science.

Become a doctor for a semester! We’ll dress up in scrubs and look at anatomy, health, and medicine through a range of cultures and knowledge systems. Spend the day in the classroom with guest speakers from the Red Cross, who will walk you through CPR and defibrillator use. Learn the four techniques of assessing a patient, check for vital signs, and develop the same adaptable problem-solving skills as trained professionals in the medical field. Play with surgical simulation systems and conduct biological lab experiments. Take a visit to the local hospital, interview EMTs - and maybe restock a field-ready ambulance.

We’ll also spend time connecting with Eastern Medicine ways, learning about the bioelectrical body with guest acupuncturists and massage therapists who can help us work with pressure points and the body meridian. Learn how to read blood test results and decipher the pH balance of our own bodies. We’ll identify local medicinal plants in our region, building our own classroom apothecary. As doctors-in-training we’ll also explore what to do when there are no doctors: How do you suture a wound, care for a burn victim, or build a splint for a broken arm when out in the wild?

We’ll also look at the world of medicine through the lens of veterinarians. If humans and animals experience some of the same injuries, diseases and disorders, (and they do), then what can we learn from our shared evolutionary legacy with animals? Field trips to animal hospitals, farms, a horse ranch and possibly a zoo will support our exploration.

Throughout our explorations we’ll ask: What is the history of medicine? What are ethical questions in medicine, and how have they evolved over time? We’ll investigate medical science artifacts and the diversity of ways that people have perceived health throughout history, using examples that range from prehistoric surgical tools to modern medical equipment: Early X-ray apparatuses, the penicillin mold, the original polio vaccine, the first artificial heart implanted in a human, the earliest genetically-engineered drugs, bloodletting and dental instruments.

#biology #anatomy #medicine #medicalanthropology #ethics #EMS #CPR #labexperiments #doctor #veterinarian

Kite's Nest, 108 S Front Street, Hudson, NY, United States
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