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MD235 - Spirituality and Medicine

  • Module code: MD235
  • Module name: Spirituality and Medicine
  • Department: WMS, Education & Development
  • Credit: 14

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

"The aims of the module are to enable students to: distinguish spirituality from religion; describe the views on the body and death within at least one major world religion; discern the relationship between spirituality and a holistic understanding of the human person; discuss the relationship between spirituality and health; be alert to the spirituality of the patient and its relevance to the doctor-patient relationship. "

Principal learning outcomes

The objectives of the module are to: Alert students to the non-clinical dimensions of the doctor-patient relationship; To acquire a more sophisticated grasp of the distinction between religion and spirituality.

Timetabled teaching activities

The module will run over 10 sessions including an initial introductory session, lasting about 2.5 hours.

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
14 CATS (Module code: MD235-14)
A (Assessed work only) Assessed Course Work 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



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