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010035 VO Advanced Course Theological Ethics III: Existential ethics (2021S)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 1 - Katholische Theologie


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first serve).


Language: German

Examination dates



MO 01.03.2021 16.45-18.15 - digital
MO 08.03.2021 16.45-18.15 - digital
MO 15.03.2021 16.45-18.15 - digital
MO 22.03.2021 16.45-18.15 - digital
MO 12.04.2021 16.45-18.15 - digital
MO 19.04.2021 16.45-18.15 - digital
MO 26.04.2021 16.45-18.15 - digital
MO 03.05.2021 16.45-18.15 - digital
MO 10.05.2021 16.45-18.15 - digital
MO 17.05.2021 16.45-18.15 - digital
MO 31.05.2021 16.45-18.15 - digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

There are a lot of problems in medical ethics: genetics, epigenetics, CRISPR-Cas9, what are diseases, beginning of life: in-vitro-fertilisation, gen-diagnoses, gen-therapy, end of life decisions, brain death, organ transplantation, assisted suicid, killing on demand, palliative care and so on.

Assessment and permitted materials

Oral examination at the end of the lecture (10-15 min): face to face or online

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Understanding of the biological and medical backgrounds. Ethical arguments to justify decisions, to be able for a discussion in all these interdisciplinary fields. 50% of the questions must be answered to get a note.

Examination topics

Content of the lecture

Reading list

Current literature (books, articles) will be announced at the beginning of the semester.

Association in the course directory

für 011 (15W) FTH 23, 066 795 M2a, auslaufende Studienpläne: D39 für 011 (11W)

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