MR340 Contemporary Issues in Bioethics

Module Level

8

Assessment

Continuous assessment 20% End of semester examination 80%

Module Aims

To introduce students to the approach and content of the Catholic moral tradition in the area of bioethics.

Learning Outcomes

  • At the end of the course the student will: have a good knowledge of the central principles of bioethics;
  • be aware of the international debate on developments in medicine and bio-technologies
  • have a clear understanding of the approach and conclusions of the Catholic moral tradition in the area of bioethics.

Bibliography

  • Corkery, Pádraig. Bioethics and the Catholic Moral Tradition, Veritas, 2010
  • Fisher, Anthony. Catholic Bioethics for a New Millennium, Cambridge University Press, 2012.

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