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History essay question!

So essentially I got set some Medicine through time questions to do, they were GCSE and I found them, well a bit basic to be honest (I hate feeling like I'm bragging) :frown: .

Anyway, I still adore History, have made all my flashcards for the year, read ahead, written up all my notes etc. etc. but have nothing to do.

I really want to do something History related however. My thoughts were to write some more essays! However, I don't really want to do more snoozefest GCSE ones.

So, I was thinking about doing an A-Level style question like this:


Preparation for Civil War, 1450-55
(a)
How is the outbreak of Cade’s rebellion in 1450 best explained?
[25]
[Explaining ideas, attitudes and beliefs]

(b)
Why did rival groups of nobles resort to armed conflict at St.Albans in 1455?

[25]




But I haven't actually studied these topics and it would be a bit useless to my actual overall revision.

That's why I'm asking, could someone please do me the kind favour of creating an A-Level style question, but about Ancient Medicine?

Thanks in advance :smile:

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Please? The boredom is killing me :frown:

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Oh come on, no-one?


Do you have a copy of the content you cover in medicine through time? If you let me know I'll write an essay question for you :h:
Original post by Puddles the Monkey
Do you have a copy of the content you cover in medicine through time? If you let me know I'll write an essay question for you :h:


We're doing ancient medicine at the moment (e.g. Prehistoric, Egyptian, Greek, Roman) If you PM me your email i'll send you my notes.

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Original post by Puddles the Monkey
Do you have a copy of the content you cover in medicine through time? If you let me know I'll write an essay question for you :h:


Found this on the spec:

Study in Development: Medicine Through Time

What caused people to be healthy or unhealthy?
Who provided medical care?
What caused diagnoses and treatments to remain the same or to change?
How far did new ideas and treatments affect the majority of the population?
What ideas did people have about the causes and treatment of illness and injuries?

Candidates should develop a knowledge and understanding of the main developments in the history
of medicine.

Medicine in prehistoric times:
the nature of the evidence
its values and its problems
beliefs in spirits and the treatments used
by medicine men
practical knowledge and resulting
treatments.

Medicine in the ancient world:


Ancient Egypt:

the development of Egyptian civilisation
and its impact on medicine
the co-existence in Egyptian society of
spiritual and natural beliefs and treatments
developments in the understanding of
physiology, anatomy and the causes of
disease
Egyptian hygiene.

Ancient Greece:
Asclepios and temple medicine
the theory of the four humours and
resulting treatments

Hippocrates and the clinical method of
observation
health and hygiene
developments in knowledge of anatomy
and surgery at Alexandria.

Ancient Rome:

Roman medicine and Greek ideas and
doctors
the Romans and public health
Galen’s ideas about physiology, anatomy
and treatment.
Original post by Obiejess
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What about:

Explain how modern medicine has been influenced by Hippocrates

:h:
Original post by Puddles the Monkey
What about:

Explain how modern medicine has been influenced by Hippocrates

:h:


What about for part b?

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I can set plenty on the medieval/renaissance/modern periods of the course, but am struggling with the ancient section

The only one i can think of is : 'Galen's ideas had the greatest impact upon the development of ancient medicine' assess the validity of this claim
Original post by AndrewGrace
I can set plenty on the medieval/renaissance/modern periods of the course, but am struggling with the ancient section

The only one i can think of is : 'Galen's ideas had the greatest impact upon the development of ancient medicine' assess the validity of this claim


Thanks.

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If you decide to do the question and want feedback just email the essay to me and i will provide it.
Original post by AndrewGrace
If you decide to do the question and want feedback just email the essay to me and i will provide it.


Thanks :smile:

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why are you being set gcse questions?

medicine through time sounds like the most boring syllabus ever.
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So much you can do that isn't boring as ****.
Original post by KingStannis
why are you being set gcse questions?

medicine through time sounds like the most boring syllabus ever.


I'm a GCSE student.

It's more interesting than you expect, actually.
To what extent was religion significant in the development of ancient health practices?

I'd probably compare and contrast different civilisations. Another question might be, Greek medical practice was more concerned with appeasing the gods, rather than improving health. Discuss.

Religion and health is a recurring theme in ancient history, to what extent what was it the sole factor.

^^ 3 variations of the same question.
Original post by Obiejess
Found this on the spec:

Study in Development: Medicine Through Time

What caused people to be healthy or unhealthy?
Who provided medical care?
What caused diagnoses and treatments to remain the same or to change?
How far did new ideas and treatments affect the majority of the population?
What ideas did people have about the causes and treatment of illness and injuries?

Candidates should develop a knowledge and understanding of the main developments in the history
of medicine.

Medicine in prehistoric times:
the nature of the evidence
its values and its problems
beliefs in spirits and the treatments used
by medicine men
practical knowledge and resulting
treatments.

Medicine in the ancient world:


Ancient Egypt:

the development of Egyptian civilisation
and its impact on medicine
the co-existence in Egyptian society of
spiritual and natural beliefs and treatments
developments in the understanding of
physiology, anatomy and the causes of
disease
Egyptian hygiene.

Ancient Greece:
Asclepios and temple medicine
the theory of the four humours and
resulting treatments

Hippocrates and the clinical method of
observation
health and hygiene
developments in knowledge of anatomy
and surgery at Alexandria.

Ancient Rome:

Roman medicine and Greek ideas and
doctors
the Romans and public health
Galen’s ideas about physiology, anatomy
and treatment.


You say you've read ahead and made all your notes for the year, however this isn't the full syllabus. The syllabus for Medicine Through Time goes right through to the development of penicillin and vaccination. Why don't you read through the rest of the topics on the syllabus instead of worrying about doing more advanced questions than necessary?
Original post by l'insegnante
You say you've read ahead and made all your notes for the year, however this isn't the full syllabus. The syllabus for Medicine Through Time goes right through to the development of penicillin and vaccination. Why don't you read through the rest of the topics on the syllabus instead of worrying about doing more advanced questions than necessary?


This is up to ancient, where we are in class :smile:

I think we have a test after half time so I wnated to make sure I was writing an essay for the write bit :smile:

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