|Course code module||1MBMW-V-003|
|Study load (hours)||84|
|Instructor(s)||Christa Van Ginneken|
|Language of instruction:||Dutch|
|Semester exam information:||exam in the 2nd semester|
|Contract restriction information:||exam contract not possible|
This course is meant as an introduction to bioethics, no prerequisites are necessary.
2. Objectives (expected learning outcomes)
The student is familiar with ethical problems and discussions related to biotechnology and the biomedical sciences of today. He/she can reflect on these problems based on scientific information, within the framework of traditions, methods and styles of ethical thinking which today modulate the public and social concerns and debates.
3. Course content
After an introduction (6 h), 4 to 5 seminars are scheduled. Each seminar deals with a specific theme. Two experts are asked to formulate and outline their point of view to the theme given certain ethical discussions, viewponts, aspects. Each seminar is an attempt to initiate discussion/dialogues between students, experts and teachers. The introduction will be given by a philosopher. This introduction covers the history, the most relevant traditions and methods of ethical reflection in fundamental ethics and the restrictions of applied ethics. The themes addressed in the seminars vary. Previous themes were: 1. animal rights and ethical concern on animal experiments, 2. prenatal diagnostics and abortion, 3. biodiversity and public responsibility, 4. darwinism and the origin of ethics,5. oocyte donation, 6. patents for genes/organisms, ... .
4. Teaching method
Direct contact: LecturesSeminars (possible question and answer sessions)
5. Assessment method
Written assignment: With oral presentation
6. Compulsory reading – study material
all information will be available via BB
7. Recommended reading - study material
- Bioethics: an introduction for the biosciences. 2nd Ed, Ben Mepham, Oxford University Press, ISBN: 978-0-19-921430-3
- student can contact firstname.lastname@example.org
laatste aanpassing: last update: 21/12/2009 13:41 chris.vanginneken