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Empirical Bioethics (Module)

Module description

This module offers students a critical introduction to key concepts and topics in bioethics, using a bottom-up approach based on case studies and grounded in current debates and controversies surrounding the developments of biomedicine and neuroscience. Through the case-study approach, the module aims to enable students to understand how such controversies and proposed solutions emerge in unique social, political and regulatory contexts. Some of the concepts and topics covered include well-being, reproductive freedom, and enhancement.

Staff information

Dr Silvia Camporesi
(optional module so not guaranteed to be offered in each year)

Teaching pattern


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Key information

Module code 7SSHM617

Credit level 7

Assessment coursework

Credit value 15

Semester summer session 1

Study abroad module No