PHI 3459


Medicine and Philosophy


Credits: 3; Prereq: sophomore or higher standing or PHI 2010 or PHI 2100 or PHI 2630 or PHM 2204 or philosophy major or minor or instructor permission.

Examines areas in which medicine and philosophy overlap, including philosophy of science as applied to medical research, ethical theories as applied to medical cases, and moral reflection on the institution of medicine. Provides information about contemporary medical practice and research as well as tools for their critical assessment.