Undergraduate Module Descriptor
PHL2123: Philosophy of Medicine
This module descriptor refers to the 2023/4 academic year.
The module aims to provide you with the conceptual and theoretical foundations needed to critically analyse and assess medicine in the 21st century. To do so you will not only engage with key literature in Philosophy of Medicine but also with real-life case studies. The module will furthermore encourage you to think critically about contemporary medicine and its role and place in society.
|On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:|
|Module-Specific Skills||1. acquire a set of conceptual tools to analyse the nature of medical practice and research|
2. distinguish and critically evaluate key positions within philosophy of medicine
|Discipline-Specific Skills||3. apply philosophical reasoning to practical issues outside of academia|
4. demonstrate a capacity to analyse and critique arguments and positions
|Personal and Key Skills||5. learn to think, write, and argue logically through class discussions and written assignments|
6. reconsider your personal understanding of medicine and its place in our society