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Postgraduate papers in bioethics

BITC 401 Theories of Biomedical Ethics

BITC 401 Theories of Biomedical Ethics introduces students to the basic values and theories in bioethics, to its methods, and to some of the classic readings and debates of the field.

BITC 403 Issues in Law, Ethics and Medicine

BITC 403 Issues in Law, Ethics and Medicine studies, through staff and student-led seminars, the relationship of health law and bioethics. In particular, this paper studies cases with reference to theories about the actual and desirable relationships of law and morals.

BITC 404 Health Care Ethics

BITC 404 Health Care Ethics follows on from BITC 401, and goes into more detail into some of the main historical, contemporary and emerging issues of bioethics. A long self-chosen essay topic allows students to explore an issue of interest in some depth.

BITC 405 Bioethics in Clinical Practice

BITC 405 Bioethics in Clinical Practice focuses on the ethical issues at the heart of clinical practice, bringing out their nuances, complexities and layers through a series of case studies, introduced through audio conferences and a weekend residential conference.

BITC 406 Health Research Ethics

BITC 406 Health Research Ethics explores basic ethical aspects of health research on humans, through eight audioconferences. The paper will be of interest to current and potential researchers, ethics committee members, as well as students of bioethics.

BITC 407 Advanced Health Research Ethics

BITC 407 Advanced Health Research Ethics explores, through a series of interviews recorded with leading researchers and class discussions of the issues raised, the ethical issues arising in particular specialised areas of research practice.

Special topics in bioethics

Special topics are papers designed to develop new material. These are 15 point papers, which the Bioethics Centre has available to use in either the first or second semesters:

BITC 410 Special Topic
BITC 411 Special Topic
BITC 412 Special Topic