The Society of Apothecaries’ Faculty of History and Philosophy of Medicine and Pharmacy still have places on the “History of Medicine” and “Ethics and Philosophy of Healthcare” courses starting on 8 September 2018.
The History of Medicine offers a range of classes from ‘Greek and Roman Medicine’ to ‘Ayurvedic Medicine’, ‘Psychiatry’ into modern medicine. The Ethics and Philosophy of Healthcare encourages conversations, debate on current issues of Global Ethics, Divine Command Morality, Autonomy, Consent and Confidentiality and more. For information on courses – see here.
The courses run for a year leading to the Diploma examination, DHMSA or DPMSA. The course is open to everyone and we have a mix of professionals, students and retired individuals on the course. If not sitting the examination a ‘Certificate of Attendance’ can be provided. There’s lots of course materials, reading lists, visits, access to past papers, and dissertations. The course days are mainly held at Apothecaries’ Hall, one Saturday a month and in one of the oldest Livery Halls in London.
The course fee is £800 and for students it is £600. There are still a few examination bursaries left which discounts the full rate of the exams. The examination fee is separate to the course fee and is payable closer to the deadline date. Please see ‘Examinations’ – click here. Once you complete 70% attendance required to sit the exam, you have up to three years to take the exam itself including the year you begin the course.
Other bursaries are available.
Quotes from the courses:
- The course is excellent value for money
- Fantastic speaker and interesting topic
- I thought that this lecture was very clear and engaging in dealing some complex topics; thank you!
- The lecturer’s approach is to be especially commended for its rigour
- I really enjoyed discussing everyone’s cases and would love to do them again
- Fabulous session, only complaint is it could have been longer