The Boer War - Miners to Medics - medical provision during the Boer War

Ref: C3678541

The formation of the Royal Army Medical Corps was a new unit within the British Army at the outset of the 2nd Anglo-Boer War. The lecture will discuss how advancements in medical care came about and how the RAMC were instrumental in developing the field in a war that challenged the traditional leaders of the time.

Course aim

A short lecture on the introduction of medial care by the Royal Army Medical Corps upon their formation and subsequent deployment as a military branch in their own right during the 2nd Anglo-Boer War in South Africa.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • You will need your own personal email address so that you’re able to login to the WEA’s digital learning platform: WEA Canvas. You will need to be able to understand how to follow URL links to pages on the internet. If you want to understand more about Canvas please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline
  • No skills or experience needed

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Learn about new research that is being studied
  • Understand how medical care was being developed at the start of the 20th centuary.
  • Knowledge of how medical provision was organised on both sides of the conflict

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas will be used to provide resources or to support lessons, enable assessment, provide learner feedback and for other activities for individuals away from the course. If you want to understand more about our digital learning platform please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor

What else do I need to know?

  • What you need: You will need an internet connection, speakers, a microphone and a webcam so that you can use our video learning platform, Zoom. If you’d like to understand more Zoom please visit: http://bit.ly/ZoomSpec
  • Nothing else is needed

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation

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The Boer War - Miners to Medics - medical provision during the Boer War

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  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2020
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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