PHIL201 - Issues in Bioethics
Teaching Organisation This unit involves 150 hours of focused learning, or the equivalent of 10 hours per week for 15 weeks. The total includes formally structured learning activities such as lectures, tutorials, online learning, video-conferencing, or supervision. The remaining hours typically involve reading, research, and the preparation of tasks for assessment.
This unit explores contemporary ethical debates concerning the provision of healthcare and new medical technologies. The complexities of the issues are elaborated, their practical importance is explored and guiding principles are outlined, including the contributions of the Catholic tradition to this important area of applied moral philosophy.