Bioethics

Course Code :1001WETETH
Study domain:Biology
Academic year:2017-2018
Semester:2nd semester
Contact hours:23
Credits:3
Study load (hours):84
Contract restrictions: No contract restriction
Language of instruction:English
Exam period:exam in the 2nd semester
Lecturer(s)Willem Lemmens
Patrick Rüdelsheim
Kristien Hens

3. Course contents *

After an introduction to ethics including methodology of the discipline, the student participates in 5 seminars, each of which is devoted to a specific theme. Topics include: animal rights, ethics of patenting genes, the ethics of epigenetics, biodiversity and agriculture. Each of the seminars is the basis for a dialogue/discussion between experts, students and teachers.