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2013 HPA200 Contemporary Bioethics

Unit Level: Intermediate

Available as a Student Elective: Yes

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See also   HPA300

OFFERINGS
Not Offered

DESCRIPTION

A philosophical survey of some of the major ethical issues confronting modern medicine. The unit focuses on three main areas: assisted reproductive technologies and genetics, including cloning; decisions regarding the end of life; and matters of social justice, such as the rationing of health care. Much of the debate on these issues has been in terms of individual liberty, control, choice, rights and contracts. The unit explores the possibility that moral questions related to bioethical issues, and their possible answers, can be framed with respect to both individual and community considerations. These altemative understandings of the beginning and the end of human life are developed through the examination of the values that families serve, such as loyalty, affection, trust, care and nurturing.

WEIGHT: 12.5%

ASSESSMENT: HPA200: 3000 words internal assessment (60%), 2-hour examination (40%)
HPA300: 3500 words internal assessment (60%), 2-hour examination (40%)

TEACHING PATTERN: 2 hrs lectures weekly, 1-hr tutorial fortnightly (13 wks)

FLEXIBLE & ONLINE STUDY OPTIONS
Note: Class attendance may still be required

   Resource supported teaching & learning - H
Additional resources are provided for your optional use; e.g. audio taped lectures
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REQUISITE INFO
Prereq 25% level 100 philosophy or, where appropriate, completion of 1st-year in any discipline
M.Excl HPA269/369

STAFF: Dr L Toiviainen

FEES
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