Should ‘alternative medicine’ be taught in universities?

UK“The use of complementary therapies on the NHS will be explored in a More 4 documentary tonight, which will reveal that £12m has been spent on homeopathy over the last three years. Why does it matter? Homeopathy – where patients are treated with a diluted dose of the substance that caused their original symptoms – has been widely discredited as little more than ‘sugar pills’ by scientists. After a six-year campaign by Professor David Colquhoun at University College London, the last BSc in homeopathy was suspended by Westminster University in March after it failed to recruit enough students. Five homeopathy degrees have been scrapped since 2007 …” (more)

[Anthea Lipsett, Mortarboard, 10 June]

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