|Bioethics, basic course, 15 ECTS Credits|
|AIM OF THE COURSE|
|On completion of the course, students should be able to
- have basic knowledge of concepts, theories and problems within the field of bioethics,
- analyse problems in bioethics,
- argue for a standpoint of their own regarding a few bioethical issues,
- 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 passed an examination may not retake it in order to improve their grades.
At least one year of undergraduate studies. Documented knowledge of English. This means a TOEFL-score of at least 550 (213 for the computer-based test) or an equivalent test if your native language is not English. For Swedish residents, "Engelska B" is required.
|The course is graded according to the ECTS grading scale A-F|
|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.