2017 Summer School Subject List
Bioethics (HPSC1000) - Applications Closed
|Faculty: Science |
Department: History and Philosophy of Science
Credit Points: 6
|Start Date: 09 Jan 2017 |
End Date: 17 Feb 2017
Status: Applications Closed
Applications Open: 04 Oct 2016
Applications Close: 07 Dec 2016
Census date: 18 Jan 2017
On-time withdrawals close: 18 Jan 2017
Available to audit: No
Open to HSC graduates?: No
Science has given us nearly infinite possibilities for controlling life. Scientists probe the origins of life through research with stem cells and embryos. To unlock the secrets of disease, biomedicine conduct cruel experiments on animals. GM crops are sold as the answer to hunger. Organ transplantation is almost routine. The international traffic in human body parts and tissues is thriving. The concept of brain death makes harvesting organs ethically more acceptable. It may also result in fundamental changes in our ideas about life.
Science has provided new ways of controlling and manipulating life and death. As a consequence, difficult ethical questions are raised in increasingly complex cultural and social environments. If you want to develop a critical perspective on today’s science and its place in society, this is the unit of study for you!
Mid term quiz, assignments and tutorial participation.
Start Date: 09 Jan 2017 End Date: 17 Feb 2017
Lectures: Mon, Tue & Wed, 11:00 - 13:00 hrs
Tutorials: Wed, 14:00 - 15:00 hrs
Abercrombie Business School, Case Study Lecture Theatre 2090
Course material online.