INDS 426 Putting It All Together: Basic Science, Medicine and Society (6 credits)

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Offered by: Medicine and Health Sciences (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)


Interdisciplinary Studies : The course will start with a week of core Basic Science Consolidation teaching followed by 3 weeks of Science and Social Studies of Medicine Selective Seminars. This course is a made-at-McGill solution to a societal problem of training all physicians, including those who do not intend to have university-based careers, to have a clear grasp of evidence based medicine, modern biomedical sciences and transitional medicine before the start of residency. As students will have completed their clinical clerkship courses prior to attending this course, this is an excellent opportunity to remind them of basic science principles and concepts and relate these to the clinical setting. In this course, students will also be focus on more complex clinical judgment which is centered on the particular encounter of doctor and patient, medical judgment broadens the context to include other kinds of “particulars” and other individuals – families, cultures, political actors, the law, institutions and their leaders, researchers, and even journalists.

Terms: Winter 2024

Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2023-2024 academic year.

  • Open only to students enrolled in the M.D., C.M. program.

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