Preventive Health Care

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Seminar Code: CS2101213
Starts: 01 December, 2014
Duration : 7 weeks, 2-3 hours/week
Instructors: Panos Milios
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Health careSeminar Description

Good health is the state of physical and mental wellbeing necessary to live a meaningful, pleasant and productive life. Achieving good health means not just reacting to ill health, but actively promoting health and preventing disease. There is general support for making citizens more responsible for their wellbeing, promoting their health and treating diseases in order to “empower citizens” to take an active role in managing their health. Lifelong learning encompasses learning for personal, civic, social purposes and most of all learning how to protect ones own health. Organization of awareness-raising activities in health promotion and of information, guidance and counselling services for adult learners is the starting point of the seminar proHealth (protecting health).

Unhealthy behaviour, such as a poor diet, lack of physical activity, overweight, stress, and tobacco use are risk factors for many chronic conditions and diseases. Even though all the facts are well known, it is difficult to draw people’s attention and influence them to adopt a healthy lifestyle. On this background, the seminar intends to attract the participants to the theme by stressing traditional, historical and holistic aspects of health promotion and the fact that herbs generally find a big interested public.

The seminar is aimed to make the knowledge about the healthy effect of indigenous medicinal herbs compiled by people over centuries accessible to interested laypersons, i.e. citizens of the countries of the European community, lacking special medical experience. Rather than allowing the everyday knowledge of our ancestors to be lost in the mist of history we would prefer to revive it. It is to help us keep healthy by simple means in an industrial world.

Nevertheless, in wrong doses the simplest herb can become a poison. Therefore, it ought to be particularly stressed that the compiled knowledge of this material is intended for the promotion of health by the use of medicinal herbs. Illnesses, which are beyond a short-term indisposition, have to be treated by a doctor, especially in cases of chronic cardiovascular, gastrointestinal or metabolic conditions. Many herbs have side-effects as any medicine has. For a layperson it is almost impossible to find out all these side-effects, therefore, if one has been suffering from a disease for a longer period then he should ask his doctor or pharmacist which herbs he can use safely. The user should be aware that the dosage is decisive for the effect of a remedy.

In spite of these warning words, we would like to encourage individuals to use the richness of nature to keep healthy. Enjoy a walk, look for and pick medicinal herbs, breathe in the scent of the essential oils that herbs contain and feel their beneficial effect.

Aims of the Seminar

The seminar “proHealth” focuses on health education and information and strengthens responsibility for personal efforts to achieve health, balance and well-being with a holistic approach. It intends to motivate individual responsibility for ones own wellbeing and to promote health and prevent disease. The specific aim of the seminar is to improve accessibility of information on health issues and make these more attractive in order that adult individuals gain knowledge and competence to help promote their own health. ProHealth is interdisciplinary (pharmacy, agriculture, medicine, pedagogy, history of medicine) and combines health and lifelong learning by enveloping through an interesting approach (culture, history, herbs/plants).

Its aim is to develop a course with 5 modules. The objectives of this seminar are to develop a lifestyle of awareness and individual responsibility for health promotion. It also aims to:

a) Create an international network in order to sensitize the public

b) Inform about basics in health promotion

c) Examine risk factors and interaction between health and lifestyle (habits, nutrition etc)

d) Explain and discuss the foundation of traditional medicine including cultural backgrounds and their relationship with modern medicine

e) Identify what makes herbs effective, to create and use herbal remedies for optimal health

f) Create a platform between modern medicine, pharmacy, traditional medicine, agriculture, agrotourism and lifelong learning in some E.U. countries thus developing a synergetic effect

Target group

The seminar is addressed to instructors who are interested in the topic of holistic health and the use of medicinal plants in everyday life.

The material presented is to be seen as methodical recommendation rather than a mandatory model.

The seminar is also addressed to individuals who wish to enrich their knowledge of their own health from a holistic aspect.

In any case it is strongly recommended to ask for the Doctor’s advice before deciding on any kind of healing treatment. No one can be a doctor attending a seminar.

General Information

The training material of the seminar was developed for the E.U. Project PROHEALTH:

PROJECT PROHEALTHProtecting and prevention of Healthy by awareness –Raising and information
LEADER Europäische Bildungswerke für Beruf und Gesellschaft e.V. (Germany)
  • Türkischer Bund in Berlin- Brandenburg e. (Germany)
  • Patienteninformation für Naturheilkunde e.V (Germany)
  • Berliner Gesellschaft Türkischer Mediziner e.V (Germany)
  • DIAN Publishing-Education-Consulting (Greece)
  • Health Care Association (Bulgaria)
  • Euro-Projektservis s.r.o. (Slovak Republic)
  • Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra (Slovak Republic)
  • Farmakognozi ve Fitoterapi Derneği (Turkey)

All the participants will receive 3-monthly electronic Newsletter on courses, seminars, activities, books, articles. etc. related to the course they have attended.

  LLP Logo The PROHEALTH Project was co-financed by the European Commission’s Lifelong Learning Programme.      EACEA Logo


Seminar Contents

Lesson 1

Section 1. The Roots of Medicine

1.1. Greece

1.2. Slovakia

1.3. Turkey

1.4. Germany

1.5. Bulgaria

Lesson 2

Section 2. Holistic approach and medical information

2.1. Life style and risk in developing disease

2.2. Treatment of Obesity

2.3. Obesity and predisposition to various diseases:Diabetes, Hypertension, Coronary Heart Disease

2.4. Osteoarthrytis, Metabolic Syndrome

Lesson 3

Section 3. Information on natural Medicine

3.1. Respiratory System

3.2. Digestion

3.3. Cancer

Lesson 4

Section 4. Information on Medical, aromatic and spice plants

4.1. A holistic concept of healing

4.2. Key aims of natural medicine

4.3. Herbal medicine / Phytotherapy

4.4. Nutritional Therapy

4.5. Hydrotherapy

4.6. Thermotherapy

Lesson 5

Section 5. Medical, aromatic and spice plants

5.1. Medicinal, aromatic and spice plants (MASP). The most cultivated MASP in Europe

5.2. Herbs and herbal therapy

5.3. Guideline on Good Agricultural and Collection Practices for Herbs

5.4. Herbal medicines and herbal preparations

Lesson 6

Section 6. Monographs

6.1. Herbal monographs

6.2. Herbal monographs

6.3. Herbal monographs

Lesson 7

Section 7. Complementary Natural and Modern Medicine

7.1. Complementary and natural medicine

7.2. Role of natural medicine in health care

7.3. Development in the use of medicinal plants

7.4. Safety and efficacy of herbal medicines

7.5. Traditional medicine / modern medicine

7.6. Traditional medicine to modern medicine

Extra Material

The extra material aims to provide to all the participants useful information about:

  • medical herbs and medical plants
  • therapeutic methods
  • questionnaires and quizes
  • relevant bibliography

In addition the extra material provides to the participants who are trainers recommendations for the implementation of the seminar.

Cost and Terms

For any person who wants:

  • To have full access to the training material
  • To have direct communication with the scientific coordinator
  • To have direct communication with other participants of the same seminar
  • To receive the “Newsletter”

The cost is:

€15.00 Add to cart