VSET021 Medical Ethics I

Faculty of Medicine
Spring 2016
Extent and Intensity
1.5/0/0. 1 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
doc. Mgr. Josef Kuře, Dr. phil. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. Mgr. Josef Kuře, Dr. phil.
Department of Medical Ethics – Theoretical Departments – Faculty of Medicine
Contact Person: Mgr. Michaela Vaňharová, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Medical Ethics – Theoretical Departments – Faculty of Medicine
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The course introduces to Medical Ethics. Since ethics is a part of practical philosophy, the course also introduces to philosophical thinking whose methods are used in Medical Ethics. The aim of the course is: - to introduce to Medical Ethics - to provide basics in Philosophy of Medicine - to acquire Medical Ethics in the historical context (from the Hippocratic tradition till Modern Times) - to develop the ability to perceive ethical aspects of medicine
  • History of Medical Ethics (Antiquity, Middle Ages, Modern Times) & Introduction to Medical Ethics (terminology, subject) & Methodical approaches in Medical Ethics & Patient - physician relationship & Informed consent & Patient rights & Areas of Medical Ethics (overview) & Beginning of human life & Death and dying & Medicine and its goals: historical challenges & Modification of human being & Human subject research
  • RICKEN, Friedo. Obecná etika. Translated by Daniela Petříčková. 1. vyd. Praha: Oikoymenh, 1995. 165 s. info
  • ANZENBACHER, Arno. Úvod do etiky. Vyd. 2. Praha: Academia, 2001. 292 s. ISBN 8020009175. info
  • MORIN, Edgar. Věda a svědomí. Přel. Ivana Holzbachová. Brno: Atlantis, 1995. 133 pp. ISBN 80-7108-108-6. info
  • JONSEN, Albert R. A short history of medical ethics. 1. vyd. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000. xi, 153. ISBN 9780195134551. info
  • The Cambridge world history of medical ethics. Edited by Robert Baker - Laurence B. McCullough. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009. xxviii, 87. ISBN 9780521888790. info
  • BEAUCHAMP, Tom L. and James Franklin CHILDRESS. Principles of biomedical ethics. 6th ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 2009. xiii, 417. ISBN 9780195335705. info
  • The Blackwell guide to medical ethics. Edited by Rosamond Rhodes - Leslie Francis - Anita Silvers. 1st ed. Malden: Blackwell Pub., 2007. xii, 435. ISBN 9781405125840. info
  • GLANNON, Walter. Biomedical ethics. 1st ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005. x, 176. ISBN 0195144317. info
  • Methods in medical ethics. Edited by Jeremy Sugarman - Daniel P. Sulmasy. Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press, 2001. xiv, 314. ISBN 0878408738. info
  • JONAS, Hans. Princip odpovědnosti :pokus o etiku pro technologickou civilizaci. Translated by Břetislav Horyna - Zdeněk Bígl. Vyd. 1. Praha: Oikoymenh, 1997. 318 s. ISBN 80-86005-06-2. info
  • SCHWARTZ, Lisa M., Paul. E. PREECE and Robert A. HENDRY. Medical ethics : a case-based approach. 1st ed. Edinburgh: Saunders, 2002. xxi, 204. ISBN 0702025437. info
Teaching methods
Assessment methods
written test, oral colloquium
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2000, Spring 2001, Spring 2002, Spring 2003, Spring 2004, Spring 2005, Spring 2006, Spring 2007, Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015.
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