Science and Society
The module examines academic discourse in the life sciences, and the significance of the philosophical framework within which the work is developed. Likewise, it covers how this has impacted upon the direction of scientific thought and progress. The moral and ethical implications of scientific research, work and development are analysed within traditional and contemporary contexts. The philosophical and logical reasoning behind modern scientific discovery. The role of the media in shaping society’s opinion, and interpretation of science, is discussed in relation to the public understanding of science.