2018-2019 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
    Oct 27, 2020  
2018-2019 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PHL 315 Philosophy of Medicine

3 credits

This course examines the philosophical foundations of various models of the practice of medicine, focusing on philosophical conceptions of human health and well-being. The emphasis of the course is on understanding medicine within a human and humane context. This approach is occasioned by the prevalence of what is known as the biomedical model, a model that sees the human being primarily as a biological manifestation, emphasizing cure over care and healing. This course examines the epistemological, metaphysical, social and ethical frameworks of this model as set against a variety of alternative humanistic models and their respective philosophical underpinnings, from the biopsychosocial model to the narrative model

Prerequisite(s): PHL 100  or PHL 151  

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