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360003 DR Developments in Bioethics (2013S)

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


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Friday 19.04. 09:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum 2 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Friday 07.06. 09:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum 2 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG
Saturday 08.06. 09:00 - 13:00 Seminarraum 1 (Kath) Schenkenstraße EG


Aims, contents and method of the course

Bioethics covers not only a broad field of ethical reflection, but is also continuously devellopping further. This is due to technical innovation and national legislation processes, but also conditioned by respective religious and cultural frameworks. In this seminar, we will higlight a selection of recent bioethical discussoins in various countries: the U.S.A., Slowenia, Rumania, Austria, Germany and Slowakia, and discuss the factors that were predominantly influentious on the decisions that were taken.

Assessment and permitted materials

regular and active participance, written paper

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

- knowledge of recent bioethical discussions in Austria and abroad
- ability to recognise and analyse factors and institutions that influence bioethical decisions
- knowledge of the plurality of decision making processes in bioethical questions

Examination topics

Discussion based on selected literature, preparation of short statements to stimulate discussion

Reading list

Association in the course directory

LV für Doktorat/PhD

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