Bio-ethics

Course Code :1076FLWFID
Study domain:Philosophy and Ethics
Academic year:2019-2020
Semester:2nd semester
Contact hours:30
Credits:6
Study load (hours):168
Contract restrictions: No contract restriction
Language of instruction:English
Exam period:exam in the 2nd semester
Lecturer(s)Patrick Rüdelsheim
Kristien Hens
Leni Van Goidsenhoven

3. Course contents *

This course consists of two parts:

1) A joint part, together with the students of Bachelor Biology, Master Biomedical Sciences and Master Biochemistry & Biotechnology

Overview of the lessons 

Lesson 1: Introduction to Bioethics (12/2) 

Lesson 2: Moral theories (26/2)

Lesson 3: Applied ethics (4/3)

Lesson 4: Experiments on humans, buen vivir (11/3)

Lesson 5: Biodiversity (18/3)

Lesson 6: Animal experimentation (25/3)

Lesson 7: Genetically modified organisms (1/4)

Lesson 8: Epigenetics (22/4)

2) A part for the students of philosophy

This part consist of three sessions in which we will discuss topics from philosophy of medicine.

Lesson 9: Concepts of disease, overview (29/4)

Lesson 10: Concepts of disease, Canguilhem (6/5)

Lesson 11: Concepts of disease, presentations by students (13/5)