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Electives

ELECTIVE AND GRADUATE COURSES
Elective courses offered by the Department of History and Philosophy of Medicine are open to students in the MD and MPH degree programs and cover topics in the history of health and medicine, social issues in medicine and biomedical and clinical ethics. These courses are arranged through agreement with the individual instructor and require a pre-arranged course of reading combined with an independent research project leading to the completion of a substantial research paper.

Graduate level courses taught by faculty in the department are available through the doctoral and master's degree program in the Department of History at the University of Kansas and through the Master's of Public Health degree in the Medical School.

For more detail on these courses, consult the University of Kansas Academic Catalog.

ELECTIVES

ETHICS ROUNDTABLE
This is a lunch hour discussion forum primarily for first and second year medical students. Department faculty serve as advisors for this student led organization, which meets monthly during the academic year. Students volunteer to present cases or articles for ethics dialog with peers and faculty.

HPMD 909 CSF
The Clendening Summer Fellowship provides support for eight to ten medical students to pursue independent research between the first and second years of medical school. Successful fellows gain the opportunity to grow personally and professionally through individually created projects that explore the social, moral and historical dimensions of medicine and healing. With mentorship from faculty in the Department of History and Philosophy of Medicine and financial support from the program, students can choose to pursue their research either internationally or in the U.S. To apply for a fellowship, students submit a formal proposal that includes a description of the project and its goals and methods, as well as a detailed budget and bibliography. In the methods section, students will describe the primary source material (be it archival, ethnographic interviews, or a data set, etc.) required to complete their project and their current ability to access or generate the material.

Applications are due each year in February. Questions about the fellowship should be addressed to Dr. Tarris Rosell, 913-588-3066, trosell@kumc.edu or Dr. Jason Glenn 913-588-0076, jglenn4@kumc.edu, co-directors of the Clendening Summer Fellowship Program. The Wichita coordinator is Dr. K. James Kallail, kkallail@kumc.edu.

Prerequisites:
To apply for a fellowship, students submit a formal proposal that includes a description of the project and its goals and methods, as well as a detailed budget and bibliography.

HPMD 910 READINGS IN THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE
Guided readings in an area chosen by the student after consultation. Weekly individual tutorials and group seminars. This course will be taught in November and January. Other months are negotiable for a group with a minimum size of 3.

Prerequisites:
Approval of department. Please contact Julie Stark prior to enrolling in the course, jstark2@kumc.edu.

Instructors:
Dr. Chris Crenner

HPMD 911 CURRENT SOCIAL AND ETHICAL PROBLEMS OF MEDICINE
Guided readings and discussion of one or more social or ethical problems currently facing medicine. Examples: Homosexuality, abortion, contraception, medical education, medicine as a social instrument, etc. This course will be taught in October and March with a minimum group size requirement of 3

 Prerequisites:
Approval of department. Please contact Julie Stark prior to enrolling in the course, jstark2@kumc.edu.

Instructors:
Dr. Jason Glenn

HPMD 916 PHILOSOPHY OF MEDICINE
This course will explore some of the major themes in the philosophy of medicine that speak to its ontological (e.g., what is disease?) and epistemological (e.g., how does medicine know?) foundations. Topics are chosen in consultation with the instructor in accordance with student interest. The course is comprised of four weekly 90 to 120-minute sessions. Each session focuses on a set of readings addressing a particular theme or problem. The course will culminate with a 10-12-page reflective essay. This course will be taught in the months of Oct, Mar, and Apr. Other possible times pending arrangement with individual students.

Prerequisites:
Approval of Instructor. Please contact Dr. Ryan Fagan prior to enrolling in the course, rfagan@kumc.edu.

Instructors:
Dr. Ryan Fagan

GRADUATE LEVEL COURSES

H&PM 853 RESPONSIBLE CONDUCT OF RESEARCH   
The purpose of this course is to engage research trainees in reading about, considering, and discussing the responsible conduct of science. The course is designed as an option for meeting current federal regulations, which require that all NIH training grants provide training in the responsible conduct of research. This course provides a concise overview of key subject areas in the responsible conduct of research. It is designed to make students aware of relevant guidelines, policies and codes relating to ethical research, as well as to provide the skills for identifying and resolving ethical conflicts that may arise in research. Cross-linked with PRVM 853.

KU School of Medicine

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