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Anthroposophic Medicine ICURAM

"The duty of the physician (...) is to increase the sick individual’s degree of freedom to the greatest extent possible. Both the love of truth and the love for the suffering human being should constitute pillars that guide us in our work."

Gerhard Kienle (1923-1983), Initiator and founding member of Witten/Herdecke University, physician, scientist

WELCOME TO THE INTEGRATED CURRICULUM FOR ANTHROPOSOPHIC MEDICINE HOMEPAGE

The Integrated Curriculum for Anthroposophic Medicine (ICURAM) developed out of Witten/Herdecke University’s medical faculty in 2004. We perceive Anthroposophic Medicine as an extension of the natural sciences and as a tool that enables students to gain insight into the laws governing consciousness, psychological and mental processes. The ICURAM program complements and expands Witten/Herdecke’s medical curriculum. It provides students the opportunity to earn a certificate in Anthroposophic Medicine.

Although ICURAM is primarily designed for Witten/Herdecke University, medical and psychology students, students from other faculties in health-related subjects (e.g. pharmacology, art therapy, etc.) are welcome to participate in selected courses.

 

ICURAM’s CURRICULUM INCLUDES THEORETICAL AS WELL AS PRAKTICAL TRAINING REQUIRED TO PROVIDE INDIVIDUAL MEDICAL CARE. ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS INCLUDE:

  • training in comprehensive perception of the natural world,

  • exploration of different perspectives of the human being and medicine,

  • development of an individual approach to medical education,

  • development of a strong will to help the patient

 

ICURAM STRIVES TO TRAIN PHYSICIANS WHO:

  • incorporate body, soul and spirit in their medical practice

  • encourage patients to perceive the challenges of illness as an opportunity for personal growthpromote

  • patient autonomy and responsibility,

  • form dialogue based patient relationships,

  • apply anthroposophical therapies e.g. naturopathic healing substances, external applications, art therapies, Curative Eurythmy, biography centered counseling,

  • reflect upon their work and develop rational judgement regarding the efficacy of medical therapies, and

  • embark upon a personal path of development as an individual and as a professional

 

UNIQUE COMPONENTS OF ICURAM:

  • Real patient contact starting in the first semester

  • Integrative clinical rotations that encompass allopathic and anthroposophical medicine throughout the third through sixth year

  • Context for reflective work associated with the development of a physician's personality

  • Team work with fellow students and health care professionals

  • Interdisciplinary lecturers

  • Inclusion of body, art and movement therapies into the curriculum

  • Designing integrative therapy concepts

  • Manufacturing medications in collaboration with pharmaceutical experts

  • Practical training in manual therapies (Rhythmic Massage, external applications)

  • Knowledge of and practical experience in art therapies forms and Curative Eurythmy

  • Supervised, independent patient treatment on the Clinical Education Wards for Integrative Medicine during the final, practical year

 

 

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