Undergraduate Module Descriptor
PHL3035: Critical Bioethics
This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 academic year.
Whilst the module’s precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover some or all of the following themes:
History and themes of bioethics
Bioethics, philosophy and empirical social sciences
Direct to consumer genetic testing : sex selection
Stem Cell Research
Learning and Teaching
This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities||Guided independent study||Placement / study abroad|
...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:
|Category||Hours of study time||Description|
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity||22||Weekly 1-hour lecture and 1-hour seminar. Each student will once submit a summary of a reading prior to the seminar.|
|Guided Independent study||128||Independent, guided study: Weekly reading (30 hours), preparation of seminar presentation (16 hours), research for the essay (50 hours), preparation for the exam (22 hours).|
This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).