PHIL240

Bioethics: Life, Death, and Medicine

15 points

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Description

Bioethics is the study of ethical problems in healthcare, medical research, and biotechnology. Bioethical problems arise every day, affecting non-human animals, people, and societies. This course covers a wide range of issues, including: research on human and non-human animals; reproductive technologies, such as surrogacy and genetic testing; and decisions about protecting, killing and letting die, including healthcare, abortion, and euthanasia. The course includes an introduction to ethical values and principles, ways of dealing with moral disagreements, and reflection on what it means for something to be worth moral consideration.

Pre-requisites

Any 15 points at 100 level in PHIL, HSRV, HLTH, LAWS, or
POLS, or
any 60 points at 100 level from the Schedule V of the BA or
the BSc.

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