7AAN2058 Philosophy of Medicine
THIS MODULE IS RUNNING IN 2019-20
Credit value: 20
Module tutor: Professor Alexander Bird
- Summative assessment: one 4,000-word essay (100%)
- Formative assessment: one 3,000-word essay, plus one informal 10-minute presentation on the topic of student's essay
- Summative assessment: one two-hour exam (100%)
- Formative assessment: two 1,500–2,000-word essays
Students are reassessed in the failed elements of assessment and by the same methods as the first attempt.
Teaching pattern: one two-hour weekly lecture.
Sample syllabus: 7AAN2058 module syllabus 2016-17.
Additional information: Compulsory for students in MA Philosophy of Medicine programme (and available as an option to students in other MA programmes)
This module aims to give students an understanding of central topics in contemporary philosophy of medicine, with a particular emphasis on methodological issues in the clinical medical research.
This module aims to provide an understanding of the central problems of contemporary Philosophy of Medicine.
By the end of the module, the students will be able to demonstrate intellectual, transferable and practicable skills appropriate to a level 7 module and in particular will be able to demonstrate that they have:
- An understanding of certain central topics in contemporary philosophy of medicine
- An understanding of the significance of these questions for medicine and of their connection to related issues in wider philosophy
- An ability to use the techniques of philosophical argument to analyse and discuss questions arising from the study of these topics
- Transferable skills:
- analysing arguments
- constructing a coherent and effective argument
- writing a clear and well-structured essay around an argument
The modules run in each academic year are subject to change in line with staff availability and student demand so there is no guarantee every module will run. Module descriptions and information may vary depending between years.