The Philosophy of Medicine (DPMSA)

Dr Andrew N Papanikitas MRCGP, PhD, DPMSA
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).

Course fee - £875 (£600 for undergraduates, proof of student status required) includes membership of the Wellcome Library.

Registration for the academic year 2019-20 is now closed.

The course DPMSA Prog 2019-2020 V8  (subject to change)
Course -  terms and conditions 2019-2020
Reading List

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