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Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- demonstrate an applied, integrated knowledge of significant ethical issues which arise in the medical context;
- demonstrate an understanding of different philosophical approaches which might be taken in dealing with bioethical issues;
- apply general moral principles in ethical decision making, and provide and transmit solutions to sometimes complex problems;
- apply ethical theory in general; and
- demonstrate critical thinking and communication skills and apply those skills in both philosophical and non-philosophical contexts.
- Topics will be available to enrolled students in the subjects Learning Management System site approximately one week prior to the commencement of the teaching period.
Candidature in Diploma in Arts
- EquipmentDetails - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lectures and other media) Headset, including microphone (highly recommended) Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations).
- SoftwareDetails - It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your units, regardless of whether they contain an on campus attendance or intensive school component. For additional information please visit UNE Hardware Requirements: https://www.une.edu.au/current-students/support/it-services/hardware
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Textbook information is not available until approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the Teaching period.
Students are expected to purchase prescribed material.
Textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
This subject critically examines contemporary moral issues arising primarily out of the development of new biotechnologies that are transforming the way we are born, the ways we die and the ways we live our lives in between.Drawing on the resources of Western moral philosophy, the subject explores the ethics of such practices as stem cell research, genetic therapy, organ transplantation, in vitro fertilization, surrogacy (commercial and otherwise), euthanasia and abortion. The subject aims to develop in the student who undertakes it an informed and critical appreciation of the ethical controversies surrounding the development of these technologies and practices as they arise in contemporary society. Particular attention will be paid to recent bioethical controversies in Australian society.
Assessment 1 Essay: 2500 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-5 Assessment 2 Take Home Exam: 2000 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-5
- Take Home Exam - 2 hrs 15 mins (60%)
Current study term: 27 Jun 21 to 24 Sep 21
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