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Bioethics, advanced course CII, 15 ECTS Credits
COURSE CATEGORY   Single Subject Course
MAIN FIELD OF STUDY   Applied Ethics - TEE
  COURSE CODE   721A29
On completion of the course, students should
- have deeper knowledge in ethics by studying bioethical issues,
- have knowledge of concepts, theories and problems within the field of bioethics,
- be able to analyse problems in bioethics,
- be able to argue for a standpoint of their own regarding a few bioethical issues,
- be able to demonstrate an open and critical attitude to positions and arguments in bioethics.
Bioethics can be defined as the study of ethical problems raised by the life sciences. Important areas are biomedical ethics, clinical ethics, biotechnology ethics and animal ethics. The course focuses on problems related to, e.g., genetic testing and gene therapy, clinical encounters, end-of-life situations, resource allocation in health care, animal experimentation and genetically modified food. Cases as well as theoretical arguments are discussed.
In the course students read and analyse texts, participate in group work, write papers and are actively involved in seminar discussions. In addition, lectures and guest lectures are offered. Work with web resources and visits at workplaces outside the university may also be provided. Language of instructions: English
Active participation in seminar discussion is expected of the students. The course is examined by writing a paper. Students who have failed an examination are normally allowed to retake it on two additional occasions, one of which should be arranged shortly after the first examination. Students failing an examination covering either the entire course or part of the course two times are entitled to have a new examiner appointed for the reexamination.

Students failing an exam covering either the entire course or part of the course two times are entitled to have a new examiner appointed for the reexamination.

Students who have passed an examination may not retake it in order to improve their grades.

A bachelor's degree/kandidatexamen of at least 180 ECTS credits, including a 15 ECTS credit degree paper or equivalent, and at least 30 ECTS credits in Ethics, or the equivalent.
Documented knowledge of English equivalent to "Engelska B"; i.e. English as native language or an internationally recognized test, e.g. TOEFL (minimum scores: Paperbased 550 + TWE-score 4.0, computorbased 213 and internetbased 79), IELTS, academic (minimum score: Overall band 6.0 and no band under 5.0), or equivalent.
The course is graded according to the ECTS grading scale A-F
Course certificate is issued by the Faculty Board on request. The Department provides a special form which should be submitted to the Student Affairs Division.
The course literature is decided upon by the department in question.
Planning and implementation of a course must take its starting point in the wording of the syllabus. The course evaluation included in each course must therefore take up the question how well the course agrees with the syllabus.

The course is carried out in such a way that both men´s and women´s experience and knowledge is made visible and developed.
Bioethics, advanced course CII
Bioethics, advanced course CII
Department responsible
for the course or equivalent:
IKK - Department of Culture and Communication
Registrar No: 127/07-41   Course Code: 721A29      
    Exam codes: see Local Computer System      
Subject/Subject Area : Applied Ethics - TEE          
Level   Education level     Subject Area Code   Field of Education  
A1X   Advanced level     TEE   SA  
The syllabus was approved by the Board of Faculty of Arts and Science 2007-12-11