Philosophy and Bioethics
||Ethics in Health Sciences
Instance: 2019/2020 - 1S (of 09-09-2019 to 09-02-2020)
Cycles of Study/Courses
||No. of Students
||PhD Course on Bioethics
Teaching Staff - Responsibilities
Teaching - Hours
|Theoretical and practical :
Portuguese and english
The essential aim of the Curricular Unit of Philosophy and Bioethics is that the student acquires the necessary knowledge in the bases of Philosophy. To provide necessary conditions for the expansion of the students' capacity for reflection and critical analysis of the reality lived and recognized by Philosophy. In terms of concepts it is intended for students to aquire, as broad as possible, the fundamental concepts.
Learning outcomes and competences
With this curricular unit, the student should be equipped with the skills and competencies nedded to reflect on the values of interpersonal relationships, how people position themselves in life, and how they live in harmony with others. To provide the necessary conditions for the expansion of the students' capacity of reflection and critical analysis of the reality lived and recognized by Philosophy.
Roots of the European culture
The formation of Europe
The person concept according to the middle-age thought
The person concept according to Kant
What is Ethics?
The scope of Ethics
The two traditions of Moral Philosophy
What is expected from Ethics teaching
From general ethics to applied ethics
The main trends of contemporary Ethics:
3.Qualified equalitarianism by John Rawls
The moral subject
1- Beauchamp, T. & Childress, J.; Principles of Biomedical Ethics, New York: Oxford University Press, 2013
2- Rachels, J. ; The Elements of Moral Philosophy, New York: McGraw-Hill College, 2007
3- Henk Ten Have; Encyclopedia of Global Bioethics, Springer Publishers, 2015
Teaching methods and learning activities
Teaching methodologies have different strategies: a) Theoretical Lectures: about different themes related to the Curricular Unit; b) Seminars: Prepared and guided discussion of specific themes, defined in advance, with the participation of professors and students; c) Group Work: Pedagogical activity of analysis and problem solving, orientated by the professors and actively prepared by the students; and d) Presentation of Case-Problems by the students.
Distributed evaluation with final exam
Amount of time allocated to each course unit
|Frequência das aulas
Eligibility for exams
The Continuous Assessment is performed by the responsible professor for the group of students who attend the Curricular Unit. An assessment of the whole pedagogical process and of the evolution of each student's capacities is at stake: Evolution in the communication skills, evolution of the human relation, of the regular attendance in the Curricular Unit, of the interest and participation in the pedagogic process, and, finally, of the theoretical and practical knowledge. It is possible to make use of audio-visual techniques.
Calculation formula of final grade
The Final Assessment of the curricular unit is made by the Continuous Assessment (50%) and a Final Examination that evaluates the acquisition of theoretical and practical knowledge (50%).