Starts 15th November, 10am-12pm, 4 Wednesdays, $47
15 November 2023 - 6 December 2023
4 weeks, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Our healthcare system is the result of millennia of debate - this course will discuss the ethics, processes, and people which constitute the maintenance of health for human beings. What is health? What is the purpose of medicine? Who requires or deserves healthcare? Is healthcare a fundamental right? What should be the basis for calculating cost? Is health care about 'creating autonomy' or acting in people's best interests? How should healthcare best be administered to the greatest number of people? What is the place of assisted death? We discuss these and more - suggestions/questions are welcome for this new course.
Michael Couch has been teaching community education courses for over a decade. With an academic background in Philosophy, Classical Studies, Education and History, he recently completed his PhD in the History of Philosophy of Education in New Zealand. He enjoys learning new topics, and incorporates passion and wry humour into all the courses he teaches.