Illness, pain, suffering and death are phenomena that have accompanied us since our origins. Since their appearance, mankind has tried by all means to know its causes, practice therapeutic procedures and transmit the knowledge and skills that were most successful in defeating that evil.
On this long journey, in which we are still immersed, enormous advances have been made in going from a magical mentality to a rational and scientific mentality. Also, with regard to the teaching and learning of medicine, and the creation of a care network that has evolved from charity to the universalization of health care.
This course presents the student an overview of the evolution of medicine and delves into its future. For this, the student will learn that medicine is at the same time art and science. That its progress is probably not linear, if we take into account its evolution and impact on society together, and not just the scientific and technological advances that have been applied to its field. And, finally, that the practice of medicine carries a moral responsibility that cannot be avoided or forgotten.