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Module code:ANAT2099(Add to my personalised list)
Title:Ethics of Biomedical Research
Credit value:.5
Division:Division of Biosciences
Module organiser:Professor Claudio Stern and Dr Leslie Dale
Organiser's location:Dept of Cell & Developmental Biology
Organiser's and
Available for students in Year(s):2,
Module prerequisites:None. Only available to 2nd year students (40 students max). 
Module outline:The course will consist of seminar presentations and group tutorial/discussion sessions with assessed written assignments and regular and assessed presentations and debates. 
Module aims:This course aims to present the main issues concerning the legal and ethical implications of: in vitro fertilisation, genetic manipulation, genetic diagnosis, selective breeding, stem cell research, embryo research, use of human tissue and personal information, animal research, eugenics, etc. It will also address the issues of the relationship between science and society and the general ethics of research (publication, competition, collaboration, applied versus pure science). This is a seminar/discussion based course. Attendance is compulsory and a register will be taken. Students who fail to attend 70% of lectures will be made incomplete. Lectures and discussions on Mondays of the Spring term (Jan-March). 
Module objectives:At the end of the course students will be expected to understand and be able to speak and write coherently on the current legal position in the UK, on the likely impact on society and on the major ethical and moral implications of the topics listed above. 
Key skills provided by module:Ability to: Analyse, synthesise and summarise information critically Apply critical thinking and analysis to provide solid arguments for the basis of research Apply subject knowledge and understanding to address problems Transferable skills include: Oral/visual presentations Negotiation Peer assessment Critical thinking Adaptability Problem solving Reflection on learning Writing Information skills Library research Team working 
Module timetable: 
Module assessment:Oral presentation 30.00%.
One essay (2,000 words) 70.00%. 
Notes:Runs in Term 2, Block F. Limited to 40 students. Note: "oral presentation" is a poster. 
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Last updated:2015-08-17 17:19:40 by ucgaled