MBBS Curriculum 2020

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    Reading Group: Medicine and the Mind
    2 October 2015 - 16:00-17:30

    Reading:

    Murphy, Dominic (2008). “Concepts of health and disease”. In Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, ed. Edward N. Zalta. California: Metaphysics Research Lab, CSLI, Stanford University. http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/health-disease

    Convener: Dr Tuomas Pernu

    S-1.04, Strand Building, Strand, King’s College London

    Philosophy & Medicine Reading Group discusses topics at the intersection of philosophy and medicine, with a special focus on Medicine and the Mind. We will base our discussion in each session on a paper. All members of the group are welcome to suggest relevant reading. Please do feel free to participate even if you have not been able to read the material or have missed a meeting. If you would like to suggest specific readings, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the group convener, Dr Tuomas Pernu by email.

    Please also join us on Facebook. You are welcome to join this group as a virtual member even if you are unable to attend the actual meetings.

     


    Reading Group: Medicine and the Mind
    9 October 2015 - 16:00-17:30

    Readings:

    1. Nunn, Robin (2009). “It’s time to put the placebo out of our misery”. British Medical Journal 338, b1568. http://www.bmj.com/content/338/bmj.b1568
    2. Nunn, Robin (2009). “Preparing for a post-placebo paradigm: ethics and choice of control in clinical trials”. American Journal of Bioethics 9, p. 51-52.  http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/15265160903093854
    3. Turner, Andrew (2012). “’Placebos’ and the logic of placebo comparison”. Biology & Philosophy 27, p. 419-432. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10539-011-9289-8

    Convener: Dr Tuomas Pernu

    S-1.04, Strand Building, Strand, King’s College London

    Philosophy & Medicine Reading Group discusses topics at the intersection of philosophy and medicine, with a special focus on Medicine and the Mind. We will base our discussion in each session on a paper. All members of the group are welcome to suggest relevant reading. Please do feel free to participate even if you have not been able to read the material or have missed a meeting. If you would like to suggest specific readings, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the group convener, Dr Tuomas Pernu by email.

    Please also join us on Facebook. You are welcome to join this group as a virtual member even if you are unable to attend the actual meetings.

     


    Reading Group: Medicine and the Mind
    16 October 2015 - 16:00-17:30

    Reading:

    1. Shapiro, Arthur K. (1960). “A contribution to a history of the placebo effect”. Systems Research and Behavioral Science 5, p. 109–135. (link)
    2. Craen, Anton J. de & al. (1999). “Placebos and placebo effects in medicine: historical overview”. Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine 92, p. 511–515. (link)
    3. Jütte, Robert (2013). “The early history of the placebo”. Complementary Therapies in Medicine 21, p. 94–97. (link)

    Convener: Dr Tuomas Pernu

    S-1.04, Strand Building, Strand, King’s College London

    Philosophy & Medicine Reading Group discusses topics at the intersection of philosophy and medicine, with a special focus on Medicine and the Mind. We will base our discussion in each session on a paper. All members of the group are welcome to suggest relevant reading. Please do feel free to participate even if you have not been able to read the material or have missed a meeting. If you would like to suggest specific readings, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the group convener, Dr Tuomas Pernu by email.

    Please also join us on Facebook. You are welcome to join this group as a virtual member even if you are unable to attend the actual meetings.

     


    Reading Group: Medicine and the Mind
    23 October 2015 - 16:00-17:30

    Reading:

    1. Hróbjartsson, Asbjørn (2002). “What are the main methodological problems in the estimation of placebo effects?”. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 55, p. 430–435. (link)
    2. Shorter, Edward (2011). “A brief history of placebos and clinical trials in psychiatry”. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry 56, p. 193–197. (link)

    Convener: Dr Tuomas Pernu

    S-1.04, Strand Building, Strand, King’s College London

    Philosophy & Medicine Reading Group discusses topics at the intersection of philosophy and medicine, with a special focus on Medicine and the Mind. We will base our discussion in each session on a paper. All members of the group are welcome to suggest relevant reading. Please do feel free to participate even if you have not been able to read the material or have missed a meeting. If you would like to suggest specific readings, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the group convener, Dr Tuomas Pernu by email.

    Please also join us on Facebook. You are welcome to join this group as a virtual member even if you are unable to attend the actual meetings.

     


    Reading Group: Medicine and the Mind
    30 October 2015 - 16:00-17:30

    Reading:

    1. Hoffman, Ginger A. & al. (2005). “Pain and the placebo: what we have learned?”. Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 48, p. 248-265. (link)

    Convener: Dr Tuomas Pernu

    S-1.04, Strand Building, Strand, King’s College London

    Philosophy & Medicine Reading Group discusses topics at the intersection of philosophy and medicine, with a special focus on Medicine and the Mind. We will base our discussion in each session on a paper. All members of the group are welcome to suggest relevant reading. Please do feel free to participate even if you have not been able to read the material or have missed a meeting. If you would like to suggest specific readings, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the group convener, Dr Tuomas Pernu by email.

    Please also join us on Facebook. You are welcome to join this group as a virtual member even if you are unable to attend the actual meetings.

     


    Reading Group: Medicine and the Mind
    6 November 2015 - 16:00-17:30

    Reading:

    Benedetti, Fabrizio (2008). “Mechanisms of placebo and placebo-related effects across diseases and treatments”. Annual Review of Pharmacology and Toxicology 48, p. 33-60. (link)

    Convener: Dr Tuomas Pernu

    S-1.04, Strand Building, Strand, King’s College London

    Philosophy & Medicine Reading Group discusses topics at the intersection of philosophy and medicine, with a special focus on Medicine and the Mind. We will base our discussion in each session on a paper. All members of the group are welcome to suggest relevant reading. Please do feel free to participate even if you have not been able to read the material or have missed a meeting. If you would like to suggest specific readings, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the group convener, Dr Tuomas Pernu by email.

    Please also join us on Facebook. You are welcome to join this group as a virtual member even if you are unable to attend the actual meetings.

     


    Reading Group: Medicine and the Mind
    13 November 2015 - 16:00-17:30

    No meeting.


    Reading Group: Medicine and the Mind
    20 November 2015 - 16:00-17:30

    Reading:

    Jacob Stegenga (2015). “Effectiveness of medical interventions”. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 54, 34–44. (link)

    Convener: Dr Tuomas Pernu

    S-1.04, Strand Building, Strand, King’s College London

    Philosophy & Medicine Reading Group discusses topics at the intersection of philosophy and medicine, with a special focus on Medicine and the Mind. We will base our discussion in each session on a paper. All members of the group are welcome to suggest relevant reading. Please do feel free to participate even if you have not been able to read the material or have missed a meeting. If you would like to suggest specific readings, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the group convener, Dr Tuomas Pernu by email.

    Please also join us on Facebook. You are welcome to join this group as a virtual member even if you are unable to attend the actual meetings.

     


    Reading Group: Medicine and the Mind
    27 November 2015 - 16:00-17:30

    Reading:

    Christian Perring (2010). “Mental illness”. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, ed. Edward N. Zalta. California: Metaphysics Research Lab, CSLI, Stanford University. (link)

    Convener: Dr Tuomas Pernu

    S-1.04, Strand Building, Strand, King’s College London

    Philosophy & Medicine Reading Group discusses topics at the intersection of philosophy and medicine, with a special focus on Medicine and the Mind. We will base our discussion in each session on a paper. All members of the group are welcome to suggest relevant reading. Please do feel free to participate even if you have not been able to read the material or have missed a meeting. If you would like to suggest specific readings, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the group convener, Dr Tuomas Pernu by email.

    Please also join us on Facebook. You are welcome to join this group as a virtual member even if you are unable to attend the actual meetings.

     


    Reading Group: Medicine and the Mind
    4 December 2015 - 16:00-17:30

    Reading:

    Kendler K.S., Zachar P. & Craver C. (2011). “What kinds of things are psychiatric disorders?”. Psychological Medicine 41, p. 1143-1150. (link)

    Convener: Dr Tuomas Pernu

    S-1.04, Strand Building, Strand, King’s College London

    Philosophy & Medicine Reading Group discusses topics at the intersection of philosophy and medicine, with a special focus on Medicine and the Mind. We will base our discussion in each session on a paper. All members of the group are welcome to suggest relevant reading. Please do feel free to participate even if you have not been able to read the material or have missed a meeting. If you would like to suggest specific readings, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the group convener, Dr Tuomas Pernu by email.

    Please also join us on Facebook. You are welcome to join this group as a virtual member even if you are unable to attend the actual meetings.

     


    Reading Group: Medicine and the Mind
    11 December 2015 - 16:00-17:30

    Reading:

    Howick, Jeremy (2011). “Exposing the vanities – and a qualified defense – of mechanistic reasoning in health care decision making”. Philosophy of Science 78, p. 926-940. (link)

    Convener: Dr Tuomas Pernu

    S-1.04, Strand Building, Strand, King’s College London

    Philosophy & Medicine Reading Group discusses topics at the intersection of philosophy and medicine, with a special focus on Medicine and the Mind. We will base our discussion in each session on a paper. All members of the group are welcome to suggest relevant reading. Please do feel free to participate even if you have not been able to read the material or have missed a meeting. If you would like to suggest specific readings, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the group convener, Dr Tuomas Pernu by email.

    Please also join us on Facebook. You are welcome to join this group as a virtual member even if you are unable to attend the actual meetings.

     


    Reading Group: Philosophy and Medicine
    12 February 2016 - 16:00-18:00

    Reading:

    Scholl, Raphael (2013). “Causal inference, mechanisms, and the Semmelweis case”. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 44, p. 66–76. (link)

    Convener: Dr Tuomas Pernu

    E1 North Wing, Strand, King’s College London

    Philosophy & Medicine Reading Group discusses topics at the intersection of philosophy and medicine, with a special focus on Medicine and the Mind. We will base our discussion in each session on a paper. All members of the group are welcome to suggest relevant reading. Please do feel free to participate even if you have not been able to read the material or have missed a meeting. If you would like to suggest specific readings, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the group convener, Dr Tuomas Pernu by email.

    Please also join us on Facebook. You are welcome to join this group as a virtual member even if you are unable to attend the actual meetings.

     


    Reading Group: Philosophy and Medicine
    19 February 2016 - 16:00-18:00

    Reading:

    Russo, Frederica & Williamson, Jon (2007). “Interpreting causality in the health sciences”. International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 21, p. 157–170. (link)

    Convener: Dr Tuomas Pernu

    E1 North Wing, Strand, King’s College London

    Philosophy & Medicine Reading Group discusses topics at the intersection of philosophy and medicine, with a special focus on Medicine and the Mind. We will base our discussion in each session on a paper. All members of the group are welcome to suggest relevant reading. Please do feel free to participate even if you have not been able to read the material or have missed a meeting. If you would like to suggest specific readings, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the group convener, Dr Tuomas Pernu by email.

    Please also join us on Facebook. You are welcome to join this group as a virtual member even if you are unable to attend the actual meetings.

     


    Reading Group: Philosophy and Medicine
    26 February 2016 - 16:00-18:00

    Reading:

    Dragulinescu, Stefan (2012). “On ‘Stabilising’ medical mechanisms, truth-makers and epistemic causality: a critique to Williamson and Russo’s approach”. Synthese 187, p. 785-800. (link)

    Convener: Dr Tuomas Pernu

    E1 North Wing, Strand, King’s College London

    Philosophy & Medicine Reading Group discusses topics at the intersection of philosophy and medicine, with a special focus on Medicine and the Mind. We will base our discussion in each session on a paper. All members of the group are welcome to suggest relevant reading. Please do feel free to participate even if you have not been able to read the material or have missed a meeting. If you would like to suggest specific readings, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the group convener, Dr Tuomas Pernu by email.

    Please also join us on Facebook. You are welcome to join this group as a virtual member even if you are unable to attend the actual meetings.

     


    Reading Group: Philosophy and Medicine
    4 March 2016 - 16:00-18:00

    Reading:

    Cartwright, Nancy & Munro, Eileen (2010). “The limitations of randomized controlled trials in predicting effectiveness”. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, p. 260–266. (link)

    Hubbeling, Dieneke (2012). “The application of Cartwright’s concept of capacities to complex interventions in psychiatry”. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice 18, p. 1013–1018. (link)

    Convener: Dr Tuomas Pernu

    E1 North Wing, Strand, King’s College London

    Philosophy & Medicine Reading Group discusses topics at the intersection of philosophy and medicine, with a special focus on Medicine and the Mind. We will base our discussion in each session on a paper. All members of the group are welcome to suggest relevant reading. Please do feel free to participate even if you have not been able to read the material or have missed a meeting. If you would like to suggest specific readings, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the group convener, Dr Tuomas Pernu by email.

    Please also join us on Facebook. You are welcome to join this group as a virtual member even if you are unable to attend the actual meetings.

     


    Reading Group: Philosophy and Medicine
    11 March 2016 - 16:00-18:00

    Reading:

    Russo, Federica & Williamson, Jon (2012). “EnviroGenomarkers: the interplay between mechanisms and difference making in establishing causal claims”. Medicine Studies 3, p. 249–262. (link)

    Convener: Dr Tuomas Pernu

    E1 North Wing, Strand, King’s College London

    Philosophy & Medicine Reading Group discusses topics at the intersection of philosophy and medicine, with a special focus on Medicine and the Mind. We will base our discussion in each session on a paper. All members of the group are welcome to suggest relevant reading. Please do feel free to participate even if you have not been able to read the material or have missed a meeting. If you would like to suggest specific readings, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the group convener, Dr Tuomas Pernu by email.

    Please also join us on Facebook. You are welcome to join this group as a virtual member even if you are unable to attend the actual meetings.

     


    Reading Group: Philosophy and Medicine
    18 March 2016 - 16:00-18:00

    Attending the “50 Years of Worrall: Science, Structure and Rock ‘n’ Roll” conference: http://www.lse.ac.uk/philosophy/blog/2016/03/11/50-years-of-worrall-science-structure-and-rock-n-roll/

    Convener: Dr Tuomas Pernu

    E1 North Wing, Strand, King’s College London

    Philosophy & Medicine Reading Group discusses topics at the intersection of philosophy and medicine, with a special focus on Medicine and the Mind. We will base our discussion in each session on a paper. All members of the group are welcome to suggest relevant reading. Please do feel free to participate even if you have not been able to read the material or have missed a meeting. If you would like to suggest specific readings, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the group convener, Dr Tuomas Pernu by email.

    Please also join us on Facebook. You are welcome to join this group as a virtual member even if you are unable to attend the actual meetings.

     


    Reading Group: Philosophy and Medicine
    25 March 2016 - 16:00-18:00

    No meeting.


    Reading Group: Philosophy and Medicine
    8 April 2016 - 16:00-18:00

    Reading:

    Ashcroft, Richard (2002). “What is clinical effectiveness?”. Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 33, p. 219-233. (link)

    Convener: Dr Tuomas Pernu

    E1 North Wing, Strand, King’s College London

    Philosophy & Medicine Reading Group discusses topics at the intersection of philosophy and medicine, with a special focus on Medicine and the Mind. We will base our discussion in each session on a paper. All members of the group are welcome to suggest relevant reading. Please do feel free to participate even if you have not been able to read the material or have missed a meeting. If you would like to suggest specific readings, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the group convener, Dr Tuomas Pernu by email.

    Please also join us on Facebook. You are welcome to join this group as a virtual member even if you are unable to attend the actual meetings.

     


    Reading Group: Philosophy and Medicine
    15 April 2016 - 16:00-18:00

    No meeting.


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