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 2020-June 2021 unless we are able to be in the venues. Contact the Faculty Manager for any questions.

Course fee
£80 Drop-in sessions

Course Information
Course programme for 2020-2021 is available be clicking here (please note this is subject to change)
Reading List

Application form & T&Cs
Drop-in classes throughout the year Application form
Terms and conditions of the course: Courses - Terms and conditions
(Please read, sign and return application form and terms and conditions when submitting your application)

Payment for drop-in sessions via bank transfer only.

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