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Philosophy of a Specific Discipline: Philosophy of Medical Sciences

With effect from September 2012 the name of this master’s programme will be
MA Philosophy (120 EC): Philosophy of Medical Sciences. description

Philosophy of Medical Sciences is a specialisation of the MA programme in Philosophy of a Specific Discipline. For information about the objectives and general structure of the programme, the MA thesis and the requirements for graduation, please see MA in Philosophy of Specific Discipline . For a brief description of this specialisation click on ‘Meer info/More Info’ below.

Structure of the programme

The programme consists of five components:

  • 40 EC / MA courses in the chosen discipline outside philosophy (Medical Sciences)
  • 20 EC / 2 Specialist MA courses in Philosophy of Medical Sciences
  • 30 EC / 3 MA courses in Philosophy (to be chosen from the selected courses listed below)
  • 10 EC / Supervised literature study in the area of the master’s thesis
  • 20 EC / Master’s thesis

The structure of the two-year programme is presented below. The subjects of the philosophy seminars are varying yearly. Please note that the sequence of the various components of individual programmes may deviate from the structure proposed due to the availability of courses in a particular semester, or to the extent to which the non-philosophical part of the programme has already been completed. However, the two specialist courses are compulsory, and students must take one specialist course each year. The master’s thesis will be the final part of the programme. Students are requested to discuss their programme with their tutor before the start of their first semester.

First Year

  • 30 EC / Courses in the chosen discipline outside philosophy (Medical Sciences)
  • 10 EC / Specialist MA course in Philosophy of Medical Sciences
  • 20 EC / 2 MA courses in Philosophy

Second Year

  • 10 EC / MA courses in chosen discipline outside philosophy (Medical Sciences)
  • 10 EC / Specialist MA course in Philosophy of Medical Sciences
  • 10 EC / MA course in Philosophy
  • 10 EC / Supervised literature study in the area of the MA thesis
  • 20 EC / MA thesis

First/Second Year

In 2011-2012 the following philosophy courses are on offer for the specialisation Philosophy of Medical Sciences. (For courses on offer in the chosen discipline please see the programmes of the discipline concerned.)

Course EC Semester 1 Semester 2

Specialist MA course in Philosophy of Medical Sciences

In total, students take two specialist courses, one course in year 1 and one course in year 2.

Philosophy of Medical Sciences: Centrale thema's 10

MA courses in Philosophy

In total, students take three MA courses in Philosophy, two courses in year 1 and one course in year 2.

Philosophy of Natural Sciences: Science and Society in History 10
Philosophy and Science of Free Will 10
Hobbesian Moral Psychology 10
Metaphysics, 21st-century style 10
Kant & Kantian Ethics 10
Character, Situation and Behaviour 10

Supervised literature study in the area of the master's thesis

Literature Study (Philosophy) 10

MA Thesis

MA Thesis (Philosophy of a Specific Discipline) 20

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Description

The specialisation Philosophy of Medical Sciences is focused on a broad range of questions: both social and ethical questions within the medical profession and issues that are related to the philosophy of science. More information will be available shortly.

Specialisation co-ordinator

Prof.dr. G. (Gerrit) Glas
glasg@xs4all.nl