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010094 SE Clinical Rounds- Medical Ethical Case Studies (2015W)

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 1 - Katholische Theologie
Continuous assessment of course work


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


Language: German



Tue 9.45-13 (see dates) Place: Former Chapel, Institute for Ethics and Law in Medicine


Aims, contents and method of the course

Physicians experience new challenges: In some medical fields, patients ask for treatment that is not indicated for medical reasons. This Seminar inquires into this kind of "medicine on demand". After an introduction into Ethics and Law in Medicine a more detailed discussion of ethical and legal questions concerning this kind of medicine follows, covering PID, IVF, cesarean Section, cosmetic sugery and demands at the end of life. Excursions to related medical institutions or presentations of practical cases by physicians are an integral part of the seminar.

Assessment and permitted materials

Oral presentation, contributions to discussions, written elaboration of a special medical ethical or medical legal problem.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Students gain basic knowledge of approaches in medical ethics and of the fundaments of medical law in Austria. They can also gain practical knowledge through the discussion of concrete medical ethical problems that will be presented by practicioners.

Examination topics

Lecture, discussion, reading, presentation, excursions.

Reading list

Maio, Giovanni: Mittelpunkt Mensch: Ethik in der Medizin: ein Lehrbuch; mit 39 kommentierten Patientengeschichten/Giovanni Maio. - Stuttgart: Schattauer 2012.
Tom L. Beauchamp and James F. Childress, Principles of Biomedical Ethics, Seventh Edition, Oxford: Oxford University Press 2012.
Eine detaillierte Literaturliste wird in der ersten Seminarsitzung zur Verfügung gestellt.

Association in the course directory

für 011 (15W) FTH 17 oder FTH 26, 193 055 BA UF RK 16, 196 055 MA UF RK 02 oder RK 05, 033 195 (15W) BAM 13, 066 796 MRP 9, auslaufende Studienpläne: für 011 (08W, 11W) D31 oder DAM, 033 195 (13W) und 033 193 (11W), 066 793 MAM, 066 795 M5, Fächerkontingentseminar 3 oder (freies) Wahlfach f. 011 (02W) und 020

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