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HPSC1900: Bioethics (Advanced)

The topics covered by HPSC1000 - Bioethics will be treated in more depth, in a special tutorial set aside for Advanced students.

Code HPSC1900
Academic unit History and Philosophy of Science Academic Operations
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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None
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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HPSC1000
Assumed knowledge:
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(ATAR 90 or above) or equivalent

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. recognise and describe key ethical issues that arise in the biological sciences and in medicine
  • LO2. pose critical questions about episodes in science where ethical issues are at stake
  • LO3. pose well-defended arguments (both written and verbal) in favour of particular positions in current ethical debates in science
  • LO4. evaluate the relative merits of competing ethical arguments and appreciate the complexity of ethical situations
  • LO5. critically reflect on how values influence your interactions with the biological sciences and medicine, and your personal responsibilities as a future scientist, clinician, citizen, patient, or consumer of science.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.