PřF:Bi0952 Bioethics - seminar - Course Information
Bi0952 Bioethics - seminarFaculty of Science
- Extent and Intensity
- 0/2/1. 3 credit(s) (plus extra credits for completion). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
- RNDr. Petr Chlapek, DiS., Ph.D. (lecturer)
prof. RNDr. Renata Veselská, Ph.D., M.Sc. (lecturer)
- Guaranteed by
- RNDr. Petr Chlapek, DiS., Ph.D.
Department of Experimental Biology - Biology Section - Faculty of Science
Contact Person: RNDr. Petr Chlapek, DiS., Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Experimental Biology - Biology Section - Faculty of Science
- Prerequisites (in Czech)
- Bi9950 Introduction to bioethics
- 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
- This course is aimed at a development of a basic theoretical knowledge regarding bioethical issues. During this course, students should prepare their presentations of interesting cases including analyses of ethical argumentation; these cases should be discussed on site in the respective study group. An online discussion is also a mandatory part of this course: in this discussion, students should analyzed model cases presented by teachers.
- Learning outcomes
- The student will be able to identify ethical dilemmas in model case studies.
- 1. ANIMAL RESEARCH (choice of appropriate model object, 3R principle) - 2. RESEARCH ON HUMAN SUBJECTS (therapeutic and non-therapeutic research, clinical drug trials, observational and behavioural studies, participation of vulnerable groups) - 3. TRANSPLANTATION MEDICINE (resources of tissues and organs for transplantation, principle of presumed consent/dissent, principles of allocation) - 4. BIOBANKING (access to biological material for research purposes, issues of informed consent, banks of biological material and DNA samples) - 5. CELLULAR TECHNOLOGIES (embryo research, chimera creation, stem cells, cloning and the concept of reproductive freedom) 6. ASSISTED REPRODUCTION (availability of assisted reproduction methods, gamete donation, surrogacy, age and social limits) - 7. GENETIC DIAGNOSIS BEFORE BIRTH (pre-implantation diagnostics, prenatal diagnostics, issues of abortion for genetic indications vs. 8. POSTNATAL GENETIC DIAGNOSTICS (genetic screening, presymptomatic testing, testing for genetic predispositions to diseases) - 9. GENETIC TESTING FOR NON-MEDICAL PURPOSES (forensic genetics, paternity testing, "recreational" genetics) - 10. GENETICALLY MODIFIED ORGANISMS (transgenesis for research and commercial purposes, GM foods and products) - 11. EUGENICS AND HUMAN ENHANCEMENT (eugenics and dysgenics, gene therapy vs. gene enhancement, non-genetic human enhancement) - 12. ETHICS IN SCIENCE (authorship and intellectual property, publication of results, expert activity)
- recommended literature
- MURPHY, Timothy F. Case studies in biomedical research ethics. 1st ed. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2004. xvii, 340. ISBN 0262134373. info
- PENCE, Gregory E. Classic cases in medical ethics : accounts of cases that have shaped medical ethics, with philosophical, legal, and historical backgrounds. 4th ed. Boston: McGraw Hill, 2004. xviii, 470. ISBN 0072829354. info
- Teaching methods
- This course should be realized in two forms: 1) discussion seminars (2 h per week), in which students will prepare their own presentations of case studies on individual topics (the schedule will be specified at the beginning of the semester; 2) online subject discussion (1 h per week), where students will discuss case studies presented by the teacher.
- Assessment methods
- A prerequisite for successful completion of the course is the active participation of students in the discussion seminars and in the online course discussion. The course ends with a colloquium.
- Language of instruction
- Follow-Up Courses
- Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
- The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: online předmětová diskuse.
Information on course enrolment limitations: Výuka seminární skupiny bude realizována pouze v případě, že se do skupiny zapíše 9 až 12 studentů