|Bioethics, 15 ECTS Credits|
|AIM OF THE COURSE|
|Students should acquire
- knowledge of concepts, theories and problems within the field of bioethics, and
- ability to analyse ethical problems in the same area
|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.|
|Teaching comprises lectures and discussion seminars.|
|Active participation in seminar discussions is expected of the students. The course is examined by the writing of 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 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.
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.
Elementary level (A-level): At least one year of undergraduate studies.
Advanced level (C/D-level): At least one year of studies in ethics, or the equivalent, in according to individual decision taken by the Department of Religion and Culture.
|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.