Ethnomedicine as a focus of ethnobiological courses, resources and instructional modules.
University of Hawai`i at Manoa
Web Link: Medical Ethnobotany (Botany 442)
This course will overview and explore theory of plants used as medicines, cultural perspectives of herbal medicine, the botanical/chemical basis of allopathic and “complimentary and alternative” medicines, and basic ethnobotanical human subjects research considerations. The class will include lectures, readings, discussion, hands-on exercises, and homework assignments. You will be evaluated based on class participation, homework assignments, and exams. This course will NOT teach you how to practice any kind of medicine; information provided is for academic purposes only. This course is especially recommended for students interested in ethnobotany, medicine, research with human subjects, alternative and mainstream health practitioners, and anyone interested in a deeper understanding of medicine from a cross-cultural perspective.
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St. Lawrence University
Web Link: Medicinal Plant Ecology (BIOL 348)
University of Kent
Web Link: Cultures and Medicinal Plants (CM522)
Ethnomedicine Working Group