Racism and Colonialism in Medicine

As the roots of medicine, Racism and Colonialism still pervade present day medical practice and treatment to profit from bodies of Colour

Imran Mohammed
Imran Mohammed

Course Overview

The historical and philosophical roots of medicine are founded on racist and colonialist principles and therefore cannot provide better health for communities.


Domination of the ‘Other’ ( marginalised groups of colour) for profit continue in everyday medical practice and biomedical interventions till the present day.


  • Individuals will understand the historical development of the philososphy of medicine and its ideas and why it came about.

  • Individuals will understand medical ‘progress’ as more subtle and insidious forms of surveillance, control and profit of bodies of colour

  • Individuals will comprehend how medical surveillance techniques may be used for control and profit of patients’ bodies.


  • 0 hrs - 15 min

    Introduction of examples Structural Racism in society

  • 15 min - 45 min

    Medicine based on profit (particularly from bodies of colour) due lack of philosophical and clinical emphasis on social determinants

  • 45 min - 1.25 hrs

    Corruption of Medical Literature, research bodies and and Institutions

  • 1.25 hrs - 1.75 hrs

    Historical development of episteme to dominate the ‘other’

  • 1.75 hrs - 2.25 hrs

    Development of theories such as Panoptism to surveil, control and profit from bodies of colour and how it is applied in medicine.


  • Henaz B. (United States of America)

    Crucial information for us as healthcare practitioners. Knowing the context and history under which we function makes it possible to truly work on healing whole human beings. Without this social/cultural context, we are not fully able to respond to and serve the communities under our care. We don't live in a vacuum, and this course helps fill in the gaps of what has been long hidden from our view and education. Should be required learning in our schooling.

  • Adrianna L. (United States of America)

    A must for anyone who cares about creating a better world! Especially those who are not familiar with social determinants of health or racism within the medical world.

  • Nathan L. (United States of America)

    Excellent course! We need more of this information out in the world.


Imran Mohammed

Imran has over 20 years experience as a Clinician, Teacher, Herbalist and Acupuncturist. His Biomedical degree informs his practice and teaching. Imran is passionate about supporting fellow practitioners to understand and critically apply both Biomedical and Chinese medical systems


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More Details
  • CEUs:

    Approved By: Standard Certificate (2.25), NCCAOM (2)

    Pending: California, Florida

  • Language: English

  • Course Type: Recorded Webinar

  • Course Length: 2.25 h

  • Course Notes: Notes are provided with this course.

  • Access Period: Lifetime


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