Nobel Philosophy Objectives


Objectives for students of Philosophy

1. to understand the meaning of epistemology and how it applies to medical science.


2. to understand how some philosophers have addressed the epistemology of scientific discovery.


3. to understand what is meant by the current term "medical model" and to be able to recognize some of its advantages and disadvantages with respect to the explanation and management of illness.


4. to understand ands utilize key concepts in medical epistemology, such as symptom, sign, prognosis, diagnosis, cause, perceived cause, social construction, theory, medicalization, positivism, etc.