Liverpool University reinstates course on social exclusion after protestsBMJ 2011; 342 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d3557 (Published 06 June 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d3557
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The university has said it will reinstate a course on social
exclusion with a discussion of Palestinian health issues, but not
necessarily the Healthy Inclusion course which had been provided as an
optional module. As mentioned in the third paragraph, it said it had
decided the content was appropriate and would be including it in the
mainstream curriculum in the autumn, with medical students involved in
designing the new course.
Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
Competing interests: No competing interests
The article titled "Liverpool University reinstates course on social
exclusion after protests" (BMJ 2011; 342:d3557) came as a surprise to us.
We have not been formally advised by Professor Greer at the
University that the course has been reinstated, neither has he returned
our telephone calls, as of midday today.
We need to receive clear, written information from Professor Greer
that the courses have been reinstated and the next cohort of students,
signed up for 4th July 2011.
Until we receive this information, in writing, the course has not
We are very grateful to Liverpool Students' Union, UCU (University
College Lecturers' Union), academics, trade union and church groups, who
continue to support the defence of free speech.
We would be grateful if you could correct this error as soon as
Competing interests: Healthy Inclusion provides SSM (Special Study Module) teaching on health inequalities for medical students.