MDM5230EN - Medicine without Instruments and Laboratory

Course description

Western medicine typically utilizes advanced diagnostic tools of laboratory, x-rays, and so one. In the context of not having these resources readily available, the missional healthcare worker must rely more heavily on the art of medicine, particularly history-taking and hands-on examinations.

How this course benefits students

The missionary healthcare worker needs to be adept at adapting to any assigned geographical area with what they have with sustained enthusiasm and joy infused by the One they are truly serving.

Why this course is important

Onsite missionary healthcare workers will be challenged to engage in hard-thinking and problem-solving, because becoming discouraged and bailing will not be an option.

Credit hours
3 hours
Subject area
Medical Mission
Educational level
Learning type
Upcoming terms
* Schedule subject to change. Please contact the Registrar's office with schedule questions.
Dr. Roland Wilson, Professor of Medical Mission

How this course relates to missional core values

Biblically based

The Lord commands that believers maintain an upturned heart and be grateful in all circumstances, so that worry and discouragement do not give way to quitting His service.

Missionally driven

For missionary healthcare workers to steadfastly do all they can with what they have without losing hope is a powerful testimony of Christian love.

Contextually informed

This course will prepare students to patiently persevere without complaining, which will contextualize God's spirit of hope in those who live feeling there is no hope.

Interculturally focused

Lovingly trying to heal others in relatively inaccessible areas with the barest of resources speaks volumes of the Christian heart to edify and serve the sick.

Practically minded

This course will instill a self-confidence in students to be resolute and adaptable in any situation.

Experientially transformed

Not until missionary healthcare workers are onsite and the reality of the situation hits home will their faith be truly tested.