Philosophy of Caring (MPH130)
This course deepens understanding of moral and cognitive concepts in the context of prehospital critical care. It proceeds from the everyday practice of caring to analyse how we acquire understanding of what humans beings are and how we should care about human beings. From this the student is expected to develop contextual sensitivity, independent judgement, and argumentative skill. Here philosophy of science deals with the most fundamental concepts in attaining knowledge and science about health, while moral philosophy deals with the most fundamental concepts in pursuing care and treatment for health.
Course description for study year 2023-2024. Please note that changes may occur.
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A candidate who has completed this course should have achieved the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills, and general competence:
- has advanced knowledge and critical understanding of philosophy of science in health care
- has advanced knowledge and critical understanding of moral philosophy in health care
- can analyse how knowledge, science, care and other fundamental concepts of human beings are first learnt in living a human life and then taken up in health care
- can analyse the relationships of fundamental everyday concepts (such as care, trust, mind, and body) on the one hand and cognitive and moral concepts (such as physiology, psychology, virtues, duties and consequences) on the other hand
- can analyse how the interhuman is fundamental to knowing and caring about humans, and how knowledge and science of the interhuman is achieved in dialogue
- can differentiate between conceptual and empirical investigations
- can evaluate different concepts of knowledge, science and morality
- can argue in writing for a conclusion about the philosophy of prehospital critical care
- can analyse and assess professional contexts and traditions
- can creatively analyse and critically assess scientific and moral issues in health care
- can identify and articulate relationships between health care and the methodological and ethical considerations of clinical research
- can reflectively apply advanced knowledge to everyday healthcare practice
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Course teacher:Kjetil Moen
Course teacher:Matthew Hilditch
Study Program Director:Per Kristian Hyldmo
Course coordinator:Uno Sebastian Gottfrid Rehnman
Course coordinator:Marte Knudsen
Method of work
The course is organized in on-campus modules, and the course work will consist of lectures, seminars, group work and individual work.
Self-study will be emphasized. Active methodology and close dialogue between student and teacher are central elements in the teaching and learning process.
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