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Role of humanities in medical research and clinical practice, June 1, 2012, House of Sciences

Role of humanities in medical research and clinical practice  

Target group:
1) PhD students in medicine and health sciences,
2) Anyone interested  

Time: June 1, 2012 

Venue: House of Sciences, Kirkkokatu 6, Helsinki, Finland 

Contact person: Docent Pekka Louhiala, Hjelt institute, University of Helsinki 

Organisers: Finnish Society for Philosophy of Medicine, DPPH, VKTK 

Volume:  1 credit: lectures + learning diary  

Preliminary programme 

09.00-09.10 Opening Remarks -  Dr. Raimo Puustinen, Tampere 

09.10-09.50 What is Medical Humanities? -  Professor Martyn Evans, Durham University 

09.50-10.30 Why Medical Humanities? - applications in General Practice, Dr. Iona Heath, RCGP 

10.30-10.50 Coffee 

10.50-11.30 Medical Humanities and Clinical Science - Professor John Saunders, University of Wales         

11.30-12.10 Medical Humanities and Clinical Encounter - Professor Jill Gordon, University of Sydney 

12.10-13.00 Lunch 

13.00-13.40 Physician as a Writer - Dr. Anne MacLeod, University of Aberdeen 

13.40-14.20 Why Should Physicians Read? - Dr. Rolf Ahlzen, University of Karlstad                     14.20-15.00 Hermeneutics and Clinical Understanding - Professor Carl-Edvard Rudebeck,                     University of Tromsö  and The Research unit of Kalmar county council                

15.00-15.20 Coffee
 

15.20-16.00 New Research Directions for Medical Humanities? - Professor Jane Macnaughton, Durham University                   

Enquiries and registration: by May 15, 2012 to pekka.louhiala@helsinki.fi 

Registration Fee: The seminar is free for members of the Finnish Society for Philosophy of Medicine and the graduate schools involved, as well as undergraduate students. For others, the fee if 50€.

 
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