Undergraduate Module Descriptor
PHL3035: Critical Bioethics
This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 academic year.
This module aims to:
- familiarise you with the history of, and different positions, theories and problems in current bioethics;
- familiarise you with ethical issues of genetics, stem cell research and issues of social and cultural identity, through engagement with applied case studies; and
- advance your ability to analyse text, criticize, empirical and philosophical arguments and reflect on your own preferences in making arguments and your ideas of right and wrong.
|On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:|
|Module-Specific Skills||1. demonstrate in-depth knowledge of a range of key topics in bioethics|
2. understand and apply different empirical and theoretical perspectives in bioethics
3. critically appraise forms of argument on ethical issues from different philosophical and sociological perspectives
|Discipline-Specific Skills||4. analyse and critique arguments in moral philosophy and social ethics|
5. critically engage with both abstract and practical ethical issues
|Personal and Key Skills||6. write well-argued scholarly essays|
7. construct detailed normative arguments
8. apply different forms of writing
9. express your own thoughts and ideas at different levels of abstraction in discussion and writing
10. demonstrate the ability to work independently, within a limited time frame, and without access to external sources, to complete a specified task.