This course comprises of 3 modules and 3 quizes.
Module 1: The History of Tibb
The history of medicine is as old as the history of man, with Tibb documented for close to five thousand years. This module explains the evolution and progression of the Tibb Philosophy through centuries over different historic periods, the changes to holistic medicine with the advent of the germ theory and the potential of Tibb to address the global challenges facing healthcare today.
Module 2: Philosophy of Tibb
The philosophical principles of medicine practiced by Hippocrates, Galen and Ibn Sina form the basis of the total system of healthcare that is Tibb. This module highlights Tibb as a branch of knowledge that deals with the states of health and disease in the human body for the purposes of adopting suitable measures to preserve or restore health based on the temperamental and humoral theories; and also highlights, that despite the differences between Tibb and Western Medicine, the common heritage to the founders of medicine, allows for a successful partnership between the two in integrative medicine.
Module 3: Tibb Principle: Creation
Everything in the universe, from the smallest to the largest in creation, constitutes the four elements with qualities of heat, cold, moistness and dryness. The result of this is that each and everything created has an overall quality called ‘temperament’. This module describes the relationship between the universe (macrocosm) and the human being (microcosm) and how every tissue and organ in the human body has been created with a perfect structure, an ideal temperament in order to perform a specific function.