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STUDY PLANS
2019/2020

Medical Ethics

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Code Completion Credits Range Language
17PBOZE KZ 2 2P+0C Czech
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Department of Health Care Disciplines and Population Protection
Synopsis:

The course introduces students to basic ethical issues in applied ethics due to a future career orientation. It develops students' ability to think in ethical contexts, discuss, argue and defend their views in ethical dilemma situations which brings medical environment.

Requirements:
Syllabus of lectures:

1st Ethics as a philosophical discipline. Basic terminology of ethics. The concept lege artis

2nd Past and Present of applied ethics (bioethics, medical ethics).

3th Legal standards (international and national). Bioethics Convention. Ethical codes. The relationship between ethics and law.

4th Patients' rights and their role in the humanization of medicine.

5th Informed consent. Privacy Policy, breaking the silence. Retention of conscience.

6th Ethical issues in geriatrics, palliative care, disability or helplessness. Quality of life and human dignity

7th Euthanasia and assisted suicide

8th The issue of abortion

9th assisted reproduction

10th Genotechnologie-cloning, stem cells, embryonic research, the issue of genetic testing

11th Ethical issues of organ transplantation

12th Research in medicine and its regulation

13th Ethical problems of introducing new technologies - artificial organs

14th Ethical issues associated with alternative medicine, advertising and allocation of resources for health

Syllabus of tutorials:

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Study Objective:

The goal of the course is to raise ethical awareness and to give necessary knowledge and skills. Students will learn to understand ethical dilemmas and to come to sound decisions in their practice.

Study materials:

Hope, T., Savulescu J., Hendrick J.: Medical Ethics and Law. Churchil Livingstone, 2008, 294 pp., ISBN 9780443103377

Note:
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