Fundamentals of Biomedical Ethics B

lfilo2201  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

Fundamentals of Biomedical Ethics B
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

This biannual learning unit is being organized in 2020-2021
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.

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
Starting from clinical and bioethical, classical and emerging fields, we are looking for (implicit or explicit) philosophical roots of evaluation (public opinion, public policy, professionals, etc.). A special attention will be devoted to an emerging question - the metabioethics.
Bibliographie de référence  :
Mylene botbol Baum et Henri Atlan
"Des embryons et des hommes" aux editions PUF
Charles Pence
Des documents complémentaires aux leçons seront déposés sur  Moodle . et seront mis en lien avec le centre de bioethique Helesi et le Charles Pence Lab
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Certificat universitaire en philosophie (approfondissement)

Master [120] in Family and Sexuality Studies

Master [120] in Ethics

Master [60] in Philosophy

Master [120] in Philosophy