School Of Law

BioethicsWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 69161.1


Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 2

Credit Points: 10

About this Unit
This unit covers some of the ethical and legal issues associated with medical practice and research, including issues raised by new developments in biotechnology. There is a strong emphasis on clarification of personal values. Topics covered include some of the following: the nature of moral thinking, issues of life and death, experimentation and research involving human and animal subjects, organ transplantation, genetic manipulation, new reproductive technologies, access and rationing of health care resources and ethical issues in psychiatry.

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