Plenary Lecture

Plenary Lecture

Iatros-History from Past to Future through New Methods of Education Technology

Professor Liliana Rogozea
Transilvania University of Brasov
29 Eroilor Street, Brasov, RO-500036

Abstract: As Mircea Eliade used to say, "The lack of certain specialists is not so gravely for a culture. Instead, more or less confessed panic concerning things that stand out of the preoccupations imposed by a didactic culture or an irresponsible dilettantism is much worrying ".
Human civilization developed around the idea of better conditions, of the creation of increasingly better physical and spiritual existence of each individual. History cognition and its significance are not only an element of human development, but also an effective way to use collective experience for the development of the society as a whole.
Studying the history of medicine and medical equipment development, although it can hardly be accepted by some experts too much concerned about the present, but not willing to know and understand the past that allows them to be today what they are, is not only a remembrance of certain events, but is undoubtedly a desire to understand, to know, that is to be HUMAN.
The evolution of medicine and medical equipment development can not be understood without knowing the overall development of didactical and pedagogical concepts, but especially without applying new, and modern methods of education technology.
Using of electronic books, digitization of iatros-historical documents and increasing the accessibility of specialists and students to iatros-historical documents, using of learning by discovery through the use of documents are only some methods for increasing the attractiveness of this discipline, and also modern methods of education.
The development of specialized sites and the emergence of projects in the frame of which applied papers, images or even documents become available, has facilitated students' accessibility to primary information and transformed the teaching of a discipline in a dynamic, interactive process.
“Educational technology is the study and ethical practice of facilitating learning and improving performance by creating, using and managing appropriate technological processes and resources” as Richey, R.C. has mentioned.
In this context the study of the history of medicine and even of the medical equipment evolution not only perpetuates the nation's collective memory, but also restores the right significance of a part of the history that was neglected.
History makes us understand what Vasile Parvan used to say: "By rendering living, intelligible, communicable and rational form to human life developments in its whole aspects and thoughts, historical attitude turns the history into self-awareness of Humanity."

Brief Biography of the Speaker:
Professor – chief of Health Promotion, Human Behaviour, Ethics and History of
Medicine Department, General Chancellor at the University Transylvania Brasov.
She is member in International Society of Biometrics, member in International Society of Clinical Biostatistics, member in International Society of History of Medicine and editor coordinator of 2 Medical Journal.
She published 21 books like author or co-authors, published in Romania, at the HIMSS, i-technonline
She participates at more than 50 conferences and published 38 papers in extensor at the conference and 72 articles in journals, in the ethics, human behaviour, health promotion and history of medicine.
She was involved in 15 projects like coordinator and member.





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