PHI6375 - Philosophy of Medicine
This course focuses on the philosophical challenges of current medical science and practice. Working with concrete cases in medical practice and research drawn from current biomedical and technological shifts in medicine, and from history and sociology of science, students will consider epistemological and ethical aspects of medicine. We will consider concepts such as `disease', `health', `evidence', `therapy', `treatment', with a strong focus on the ways that philosophy is challenged by medicine as well as how philosophers might contribute to current medical debate and practice.
This module is also available to undergraduates as PHI375.
If there are three or more postgraduates taking the module, a separate seminar will be scheduled for them.