BMMSG 618: Philosophical Foundations of Research

This course provides an introduction to the foundational philosophical concepts that underpin and justify research in the biomedical sciences, including epistemology (theories of knowledge), ontology (theories of being) and ethics (theories of responsible conduct). The course aims to develop critical thinking and writing skills and to familiarize students with factors that both legitimize and establish the limits of scientific inquiry as well as guide its everyday practice.