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ETHM 6001 Philosophy of Medicine (Spring/Fall)


Credits: 3

Course Description:

This course will provide an overview of the philosophical foundations of two major perspectives on medicine and medical knowledge, namely, the biomedical model and the humanistic medical model. It will examine the metaphysical, epistemological, and axiological premises upon which these two models are based. By the end of the course, students should recognize that the two models are complementary rather than contradictory, and that the utilization of both models will best procure a positive patient-physician relationship in today's medical and social environment.