This module is accredited for CPD by the Royal College of Physicians (10 credits) and can be studied as part of our Philosophy MA programmes, or as a standalone module for CPD.
The module will give you the opportunity to engage with debates at the forefront of current research in the philosophy of health and happiness. You will explore conceptual problems (e.g. what are “happiness”, “health” and “disease”?) and question contemporary lifestyle issues (for instance, regarding how health, happiness and meaning relate, as well as the drive to achieve ‘perfection’ rather than health). You will also be asked to consider how technological advances are changing these understandings (e.g. genetic advances).