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Liverpool University reinstates course on social exclusion after protests

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: (Published 06 June 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d3557
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

Liverpool University is to reinstate a course on social exclusion for medical students that included a talk on Palestinian health issues.

The elective module, run by the independent organisation Healthy Inclusion, was suspended in April pending an investigation after complaints from two Jewish students that a lecturer handed out pamphlets that were sympathetic to suicide bombers.

But the university said it was now satisfied that the content of the module was appropriate and the subject should become part of the mainstream medical curriculum, with medical students becoming involved in designing the new course.

It said in a statement: “The …

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