Degree programme objectives

Bioethics is an interdisciplinary field which studies the ethical, legislative, and social aspects of both biomedicine and biotechnologies.

These aspects are represented by the 4 modules of the doctoral Bioethics studies: Humanities Module, Medically-Scientific Module, Legislative Module, and Sociological Module. As a continuation of the preceding (Master's Programme) studies, the student is assigned to the corresponding module.

The primary objective of the Bioethics study discipline is to prepare independent professionals who are capable of reflecting upon the ethical, legislative, and social aspects of both biomedicine and biotechnologies, based on their primary field of specialisation.

Study plans


Studies

  • Objectives

    Bioethics is an interdisciplinary field which studies the ethical, legislative, and social aspects of both biomedicine and biotechnologies.

    These aspects are represented by the 4 modules of the doctoral Bioethics studies: Humanities Module, Medically-Scientific Module, Legislative Module, and Sociological Module. As a continuation of the preceding (Master's Programme) studies, the student is assigned to the corresponding module.

    The primary objective of the Bioethics study discipline is to prepare independent professionals who are capable of reflecting upon the ethical, legislative, and social aspects of both biomedicine and biotechnologies, based on their primary field of specialisation.

  • Learning Outcomes

    After successfully completing his/her studies the graduate is able to:

    • identify and analyse the ethical aspects of biomedicine and biotechnologies
    • apply the individual methods of solving the ethically relevant situations surrounding biomedicine and biotechnologies
    • be fluent in any given topic within the Bioethics field
    • critically form arguments in favour of a given Bioethical opinion
    • evaluate current trends in the subject area of their doctoral thesis and the entire discipline
    • organise and evaluate any gathered data, compose professionally written texts supported by arguments, present and justify their insights at any given conference
    • relay their acquired insights regarding the discipline through pedagogical activities, scholarly seminars, and publications
    • lead independent scientific research projects
  • Occupational Profiles of Graduates

    The graduates of the Bioethics study discipline become independent professionals who are capable of reflecting upon the ethical, legislative, and social aspects of both biomedicine and biotechnologies, based on their primary field of specialisation.

    They will also be able to continue their academic careers through the prospect of the successive habilitation and appointment procedure of the given discipline.

  • Goals of Theses

    The standards for the doctoral thesis at the Faculty of Medicine of the MU are regulated by the Dean's directive no. 3/2013 "The instructions regarding the formal requirements regarding the doctoral thesis composed at the Faculty of Medicine of the MU"

    https://is.muni.cz/do/med/uredni_deska/pravni_normy/smernice_dekana/2013/3-2013-smerniceLFMU_disertacni_prace_final.pdf

Basic information

Type
doctoral degree programme
Degree
Ph.D.
Length of studies
4 years
Language of instruction
English English

Faculty of Medicine
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