aVLLE7X1s Medical Ethics - Seminar

Faculty of Medicine
autumn 2020
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 1 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
doc. Mgr. Josef Kuře, Dr. phil. (seminar tutor)
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
Prerequisites (in Czech)
aVLLP0633c Clinical Introduction III - p
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
Interactive seminar, providing an introduction to clinical ethics, aims to: - understand ethical dilemmas in individual fields of medicine - develop ability to perceive ethical aspects of medicine - listen to different ethical arguments and to express own reasoned opinion - learn ability to solve ethical dilemmas in medicine
Learning outcomes
Having completed the course, the student is able to:
- identify and to analyze ethical dilemmas in individual areas of medicine
- provide ethical arguments for morally relevant clinical situations
- solve ethical dilemmas in medicine
  • • The first contact with the patient • Truth and communication • Informed consent • Ethical aspects of assisted reproduction • Ethics in medical genetics • Patients´ rights and duties of physicians • Transplantation ethics • Ethics in oncology and palliative care • Ethical dilemmas in intensive care • Death and dying • End of life decisions • Ethics of biomedical research
  • CAMPBELL, Alastair V., Grant R. GILLETT and D. Gareth JONES. Medical ethics. 4th ed. South Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 2005. xiii, 312. ISBN 0195584872. 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
  • Medical ethics. Edited by Michael Boylan. 2nd ed. Chichester, West Sussex: Wiley-Blackwell, 2014. xvi, 386. ISBN 9781118657973. info
  • Contemporary issues in bioethics. Edited by Tom L. Beauchamp - LeRoy Walters. 6th ed. Belmont: Thomson learning, 2003. x, 800 s. ISBN 0-534-58441-1. info
  • Bioethics. Edited by John Harris. 1st pub. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001. vi, 557. ISBN 0198752571. info
  • Medical ethics todaythe BMA's handbook of ethics and the law. 3rd ed. Chichester, West Sussex: John Wiley & Sons, 2012. xxx, 925 p. ISBN 9781444355635. info
  • Casebook of medical ethics. Edited by Terrence F. Ackerman - Carson Strong. [1st ed.]. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1989. xvii, 240. ISBN 0-19-503917-3. info
Teaching methods
Assessment methods
Condition for giving course-unit credits is full attendance in all seminars, activity during the course, and case study
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught each semester.
The course is taught: in blocks.
Note related to how often the course is taught: blokově semináře 30 hod. v jednom týdnu.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: 30.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2017, Spring 2018, autumn 2018, spring 2019, autumn 2019, spring 2020.
  • Enrolment Statistics (autumn 2020, recent)
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