Biophilosophy as an optional subject in the training of future medical students

Keywords: academic mobility, biophilosophy, selective educational component, humanization, humanitarianization, higher education seeker, person, medical education, worldview, education system


The study is relevant due to the importance of using the methodological apparatus of biophilosophy as a component of training of future medical students, and the structure of biophilosophical knowledge - as a specific toolkit of the educational process with the focus on forming worldviews of the individual. This requires understanding the multi-vector development of a competent specialist and determining the interdisciplinary status of biophilosophy at the intersection of biology and philosophy. Society is becoming increasingly human-centric: individual development of the individual in today's conditions is, on the one hand, a decisive indicator of civilizational progress, and on the other - the main prerequisite for further progressive development of society. Conceptual and methodological approaches to the formation of the worldview of the future specialist in higher education require actualization of methodological, value-forming and worldview functions of philosophy, in particular - biophilosophy, in the context of postmodern sociocultural reality taking into account the humanization and humanitarianization of domestic higher education. Today's applicant - soon a specialist in any field of social production, has the opportunity to become a philosopher of their education, as the worldview problems of modern education are solved by real educational practice, in particular - the ability to choose a large number of optional subjects. The status of humanities, in particular - philosophical knowledge in the modern domestic institution of higher education (IHE) is low, which is explained primarily by the tendency to enlarge universities and focus on narrow specialization, which significantly reduces the humanities component of education. Accordingly, the problems of humanization and humanitarianization of domestic higher education are exacerbated specifically - in the process of training future medical professionals. The key idea of the article is that biophilosophy as a subject offered for teaching in higher medical institutions of the country should today and in the future pragmatically take into account the need for the profession to form a humanistic worldview and humanitarian awareness.


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Serhii Kostiuchkov, Kherson State University, Professor of Social Work

Doctor of Philosophy, Associate Professor
Kherson State University, Professor of Social Work,
Social Pedagogy and Sociology, Ukraine


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Kostiuchkov, S. (2021). Biophilosophy as an optional subject in the training of future medical students. International Scientific Journal of Universities and Leadership, (12), 13-21.
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