Centre for Biomedicine, Self and Society


Teaching at the Centre

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Intercalated Honours Programme in Bioethics, Law and Society 

This programme specially designed for Year 3 medical students covers core knowledge and research skills in bioethics, social science and law. 

Examine questions such as:

  • Is there a right to innovative medicines?
  • Who should have access to IVF?
  • How is digital medicine transforming the patient experience?
  • Should NHS health data be available for research?
  • Who should own genetic information?
  • How should we regulate stem cell therapies?

Programme Organisers:

Other Teaching 

Researchers at the Centre are also involved in teaching on the following courses:

  • Masters in Public Health, a programme which combines a history of excellence in public health research and training, with innovative new approaches to tackling public health issues in our globalised, 21st century world
  • 'Research and Evidence-based Medicine’ on the Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery, which introduces students not only to different methods and approaches to evidence-production for biomedicine and public health (including from the social sciences and humanities), but also the social and ethical dimensions of research.
  • Roslin/CBSS Wellcome Trust PhD Programme in ‘One Health Animal Models of Disease: Science, Ethics and Society’. Six students start this 4 year programme in October 2020, and CBSS will also host ‘rotation projects’ for the students.
  • Intercalated Degree in the Anthropology and Sociology of Medicine, designed to give aspiring medical practitioners a critical scholarly understanding of the social dimensions of modern medicine.