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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

"Worried About MCAT 2015?"

Spotted this a.m. in the Science Building on our campus:

Thanks to Prof. Amy Jetton for creating the slide and putting it in rotation!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014


Returning to MTSU January 20, 2015-

PHIL 3345
Tuesdays & Thursdays 4:20-5:45 pm
BAS S113
(CRN #17011)

Exploring ethical issues arising from the practice of medical therapeutics (conventional and “alternative”), new biotechnologies, and reflection on life’s deepest meanings and prospects. This semester, mirroring the new MCAT, our readings will also “stress the psychological and social dimensions of medicine.”

  • Bioethics: The Basics - ”...the word ‘bioethics’ just means the ethics of life…”

  • The Case Against Perfection - “When science moves faster than moral understanding, as it does today, men and women struggle to articulate their unease…”

  • On Immunity - “If we imagine the action of a vaccine not just in terms of how it affects a single body, but also in terms of how it affects the collective body of a community, it is fair to think of vaccination as a kind of banking of immunity.”

  • Being Mortal -  “We’ve been wrong about what our job is in medicine. We think it is to ensure health and survival. But really it is to enable well-being. And well-being is about the reasons one wishes to be alive.”

For more info, email Phil.Oliver@mtsu.edu