BIO309 Bioethics

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Course Code Course Title Weekly Hours* ECTS Weekly Class Schedule
T P
BIO309 Bioethics 3 1 6 Mon 3:00-3:50 PM, Wed Noon-1:50 PM
Prerequisite Junior Standing It is a prerequisite to
Lecturer Office Hours / Room / Phone
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Assistant Assistant E-mail syeralan@ius.edu.ba
Course Objectives To provide students with an understanding of the relationship between health-care providers and their patients; To learn the significance of having the choice of medical intervention for the individual patient; To develop an understanding of the choice of public health interventions; To provide a reasonably broad perspective of the evaluation of effects of health-care interventions; To identify a broad perspective of the collaboration between teams engaged in health care activities; To increase student’s awareness and recognition of bioethics
Textbook BIOETHICS CORE CURRICULUM, UNESCO 2008, 2011; Global Bioethics: What for?, Published in 2015 by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, 7, place de Fontenoy, 75352 Paris 07 SP, France © UNESCO 2015.
Learning Outcomes After successful  completion of the course, the student will be able to:
  1. Identify ethical issues in medicine, health care and life sciences
  2. Provide rational justification for ethical decisions
  3. Apply the ethical principles of the Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights
  4. Apply critical thinking and analytical skills to solve problems
  5. Develop professional competence, effectiveness, and skills, such as an effective communication in both, oral and in written form; professional and ethical responsibility; team work; class attendance
Teaching Methods Lectures, Case studies, Class discussions, Active tutorial sessions with problems solving and team assigments, Guest Speakers
WEEK TOPIC REFERENCE
Week 1 Introduction to Bioethics Textbook, Unit #1 & 2
Week 2 Ethical, legal, and social issues in genetics, medicine, health care and life sciences Selected material
Week 3 The Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights - Human dignity and human rights Unit #3
Week 4 Solidarity and cooperation Unit #13
Week 5 Benefit and harm; Application of bioethics, including well-being, justice, and autonomy Unit #4 and # 15
Week 6 Autonomy and individual responsibility; e.g. genetic editing and enhancement Unit #5
Week 7 Respect for human vulnerability and personal integrity Unit #8
Week 8 MIDTERM EXAM
Week 9 Informative consent Unit # 6 and #7
Week 10 Privacy and confidentiality Unit # 9
Week 11 Equality, justice and equity Unit # 10
Week 12 Non-discrimination and non-stigmatization Unit # 11
Week 13 Respect for cultural diversity and pluralism Unit #12
Week 14 Protection of the environment, the biosphere and biodiversity Unit # 16 and #17
Week 15 Final review and discussion
Assessment Methods and Criteria Evaluation Tool Quantity Weight Alignment with LOs
Final Exam 1 40 1,2,3
Semester Evaluation Compenents
Midterm Exam 1 25 1,2,3
Presentation 1 15 1,2,3,4,5
Case study/Homeworks 1 10 1,2,3,4,5
Professional Development 10 4,5
***     ECTS Credit Calculation     ***
 Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours
Lecture Hours 3 14 42 Midterm exam study 12 2 24
Assignments 3 2 6 Final exam study 15 2 30
Active Tutorials 1 14 14 Homework 6 1 6
Home study 2 14 28
        Total Workload Hours = 150
*T= Teaching, P= Practice ECTS Credit = 6
Course Academic Quality Assurance: Semester Student Survey Last Update Date: 21/02/2020
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