Fundamentals of Biomedical Ethics A

lfilo2200  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

Fundamentals of Biomedical Ethics A
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information below is subject to change, in particular that concerning the teaching mode (presential, distance or in a comodal or hybrid format).
5 credits
30.0 h
Q1

  This biannual learning unit is not being organized in 2020-2021 !

Teacher(s)
Language
French
Prerequisites
Some instruction in the history of philosophy and philosophical anthropology. Some instruction in the life sciences.
Main themes
The first part of the course describes the main lines of the philosophical and biomedical context of contemporary biomedical ethics. Basic theories and concepts are analyzed. From that point various practical questions are studied, coming from various areas of biomedical practice : conception, end of life issues, health care policy, etc.
Aims

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 At the end of the course the student should be able :
- to identify and discuss theories and concepts that are part of various current approaches in biomedical ethics
- to analyse in depth a particular problem in biomedical ethics
- to appreciate the interdisciplinary aspects of this area
- to link the givens of problems in this area with developments in contemporary scientific research
 
Content
We will address the history an epistemology of bioethics and analyze the consequences of this discourse on our perception of corporeity. We will then reflect on the epistemological challenges of biotechnological advancement and the necessity of anticipation to respond to the need of normative requirements to integrate or resist to new biotechnologies .
We will then address reflexively  the utopian dimension of some contemporary bioethical discourses in relation to reproductive technologies.
Teaching methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

The first part on foundations of bioethics will be given ex cathedra the rest of the course will consist on presentations of the group of students that will be discussed in a participative way by the all class.
Evaluation methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

The students are expected to work in small  groups  for an oral presentation in groups of 2 to 3 persons , that will constitute 40% of their grade,
A written essay of ten to 15 pages will constitute 60% of the grade .
Online resources
See Icampus
Bibliography
  • MG Pinsart et Mylene Botbol Baum : Genre et bioéthique ; Vrin 2005
  • Mylene Botbol baum «  Bioéthique pour les pays du sud » L'Harmattan 2007
  • Atlan Henri,   Mylène Botbol baum; ' Des embryons et des hommes' Puf 2008
  • Collectif dirigé par Mylène Botbol Baum  «  Vulnérabilités et capabilités «  « Journal de bioéthique international »  2015
  • Rosi Braidotti «  Posthumanism »  2014.
Teaching materials
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  • textes sur moodle plus" Des embryons et des hommes "Mylene Botbol baum et Henri Atlan
  • textes sur moodle plus" Des embryons et des hommes "Mylene Botbol baum et Henri Atlan
  • textes sur moodle plus" Des embryons et des hommes "Mylene Botbol baum et Henri Atlan
  • textes sur moodle plus" Des embryons et des hommes "Mylene Botbol baum et Henri Atlan
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