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Education Courses History of veterinary medicine

History of veterinary medicine

optional B
Method of evaluation
semi-final examination
Year in the curriculum
Semester in the curriculum
Allow for
  • Vet EN

Course description

The social convention requires people of average cultural level to be well informed in the history of philosophy, religion, sciences, arts, etc. Actually we get plenty of information on the history of literature, music, theatre, architecture, sculpture and painting day by day. Moreover, educated people should be acquainted with sport, dance, fashion, nutrition, and even styles of furniture, technical instruments, and so on.
Why would it be forgivable after all for a veterinarian to be ignorant of the history of his chosen vocation?
D. Karasszon: A concise history of veterinary medicine (Budapest, 1988)


Lectures theme

1. week


2. week

Animal healing in Mezopotamia and animal healing by Persians
(B.C. 4000 – 500)

3. week

Veterinary Medicine in India, China, Egypt. Animal healing of the Hebrews (B.C. 4000-500)

4. week

Ancient Greek Veterinary Medicine (B.C. 800-200). Asclepiades

5. week

Veterinary Medicine in ancient Rome (B.C. 500 – A.C. 1000)
Galen (Galenus)
Roman and Byzantine Empire

6. week

History of medieval Arab veterinary medicine (400 – 1000)

7. week

Christian Middle Ages (400 – 1200)

8. week

Christian Middle Ages (1200 – 1800)

9. week

Veterinary Medicine in the New Age

10. week

Veterinary Medicine in the New Age

11. week

Veterinary Medicine in the New Age

12. week

History of the Hungarian Veterinary Medicine

13. week

Veterinary Medicine in the New Age

14. week


15. week

TEST (retake)

Practical lessons theme

1. week

no practicals

Evaluation description

The credits of this elective course are earned by writting a succesful test at the end of the semester.


Exam information

Only those students are allowed to sit the test who participated on 6 or more lectures during the semester. Attendance is taken every time.