Undergraduate Module Descriptor
PHL3077: Bioethics: DNA-technologies, Ethics and Human Identity
This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 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;
- advance your ability to analyse texts, 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 arguments in moral philosophy and social ethics;|
5. critically engage with both abstract and practical ethical issues.
|Personal and Key Skills||6. write scholarly, well-argued reflective essays;|
7. construct normative arguments;
8. express your own thoughts and ideas at different levels of abstraction in discussion and writing.