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
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
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iatros-historical documents and increasing the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iatros-historical documents, using of learning by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,
“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.
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
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