The Philosophy of Medicine (DPMSA)

Dr Andrew N Papanikitas FRCGP, PhD
Course Director, Philosophy of Medicine Course

The course runs in parallel with the History of Medicine and is intended to give a grounding in philosophical aspects of medical practice, including ethics, as applied to clinical practice. It also provides preparation for those wishing to take the Society of Apothecaries' diploma examination (DPMSA).

Please note: The course will run on Saturdays via Zoom from October 2021-June 2022 on zoom unless we are able to be in the venues. Contact the Faculty Manager for any questions.

Annual Course fee 2021-2022
£975.00 Full fee
£630.00 Student rate (proof of full-time status required)
£80 Drop-in classes (please mention which course days you would like to attend when emailing application form)

Course Information
Course programme for 2021-22 will be available shortly.
Reading List

Application form & T&Cs
Please fill out the application form, read the terms and conditions, sign and email to the Faculty Manager - click here

Please click here to pay for the course.

Course Insights, Philosophy by Dr Andrew Papanikitas

Eligibility, application and fees for the diploma examination are run separately by the Examinations Office; details can be obtained here.

The Sydney Selwyn Lecture

The lecture formally known as the Sydney Selwyn Prize is in memory of Professor Sydney Selwyn (1934-1996), a medical microbiologist and bacteriologist, bone marrow transplant pioneer, and world-class expert in the history and development of medicine. The lecture is presented by the best candidate in the Diploma in the Philosophy of Medicine examination.

Faculty of the History and Philosophy of Medicine and Pharmacy

Contact: Maria Ferran, Faculty Manager & Webmaster
Telephone: 020 7236 1189