AETIc Biomedical Ethics

Faculty of Medicine
autumn 2020
Extent and Intensity
0/1/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
doc. Mgr. Josef Kuře, Dr. phil. (lecturer)
Mgr. Michaela Vaňharová, Ph.D. (assistant)
Guaranteed by
doc. Mgr. Josef Kuře, Dr. phil.
Department of Medical Ethics - Theoretical Departments - Faculty of Medicine
Contact Person: doc. Mgr. Josef Kuře, Dr. phil.
Supplier department: Department of Medical Ethics - Theoretical Departments - Faculty of Medicine
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The course gives an introduction to biomedical ethics, focusing on ethical problems of health care professionals. The aim of the course is: to introduce to biomedical ethics; to inform about ethical dilemmas in health care professions; to learn how to solve ethical problems in health care, including argumentation; to develop the ability to perceive ethical questions within health care; to learn how to prevent problems observing ethical professional standards.
Learning outcomes
After completing the subject, the student will be able: - to identify ethical aspects of biomedicine - to analyze ethical dilemmas in health care - to apply the ethical normative tools
  • 1. Introduction into biomedical ethics. 2. Science - technique - ethics. 3. Why is the biomedical technology a subject of ethics? 4. Informed consent. 5. Patient's rights. 6. Medical information. 7. Personal data protection in health care. 8. Assisted reproduction. 9. Medical futility, euthanasia, assisted suicide. 10. Human subject research. 11. Animal research. 12. Human biological material research. 13. Enhancement. 14. Ethical and legal regulation in biomedicine. 15. Ethics committees.
    recommended literature
  • MITCHELL, C. Ben. Biotechnology and the human good. Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press, 2007. xiv, 210. ISBN 9781589011380. info
  • HABERMAS, Jürgen. Budoucnost lidské přirozenosti :na cestě k liberální eugenice? Translated by Alena Bakešová. Vyd. 1. Praha: Filosofia, 2003. 125 s. ISBN 80-7007-174-5. info
  • TONDL, Ladislav. Znalost a její lidské, společenské a epistemické dimenze. Vyd. 1. Praha: Filosofia, 2002. 173 s. ISBN 80-7007-167-2. info
  • CALLAHAN, Daniel and Angela A. WASUNNA. Medicine and the market : equity v. choice. 1st ed. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006. 320 s. ISBN 0801883393. info
  • KASS, Leon. Life, liberty and the defense of dignity : the challenge for bioethics. 1st ed. San Francisco: Encounter Books, 2002. 313 s. ISBN 1893554554. info
    not specified
  • BEAUCHAMP, Tom L. and James Franklin CHILDRESS. Principles of biomedical ethics. 7th ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013. xvi, 459. ISBN 9780199924585. info
Teaching methods
Assessment methods
Attendace, active participation in the seminar, case study.
Language of instruction
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: 15.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, autumn 2018, autumn 2019.
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