Ethics 2: Biomedical Ethics

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Faculteit Science and Engineering
Jaar 2022/23
Vakcode WBBE034-02
Vaknaam Ethics 2: Biomedical Ethics
Niveau(s) bachelor
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I b

Uitgebreide vaknaam Ethics 2: Biomedical Ethics
Leerdoelen At the end of the course, the student is able to:
1. discuss the most important ethical theories.
2. demonstrate weighted contribution to ethical discussions about medical techniques or domains in health care.
3. illustrate ethical aspects of the use of medical techniques.
4. recognize the convictions of others and able to review the accompanying arguments.
Omschrijving In the course Ethics (1,2 & 3) students become acquainted with the philosophical and ethical analysis of the interrelations between scientific; technological, and social developments in various health care domains.
In this course unit, Ethics 2, we will explore the most prominent theories on ethics and how they can guide our actions and resolve moral dilemmas. The assumptions, scenarios and values in specifics areas of biomedical technology will be examined and discussed.

This course is integrated with the 3-ECTS course unit Design of Biomedical Products 2 (WBBE008-03).
Uren per week
Onderwijsvorm Hoorcollege (LC), Werkcollege (T)
(Mandatory presence and active participation expected in group assignments)
Toetsvorm Opdracht (AST)
(Assessment will be done using pre-established grading criteria concerning: clarity, structure, understanding, originality, justification and references. Spelling and language errors are assessed in so far they prevent understanding of the assignment. Passing grade: Final grade >5.5. Spelling and language errors are assessed in so far they prevent understanding of the assignment.)
Vaksoort bachelor
Coördinator G. Andrejc, PhD.
Docent(en) G. Andrejc, PhD.
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Necessary material will be Study material will be announced a week before the start of the
course. It will be made available on Brightspace at the start of the
Entreevoorwaarden Ethics 1: Philosophy of Science & Scientific Integrity (WBBE030-02)
Opmerkingen This course is linked to the course Designing biomedical products 2

- Mandatory presence group assignments. Students are expected to actively participate for their group assignments. Failure to do so may result in failing the course.
- Due to Corona/Covid regulations the above mentioned Teaching method and/or Assessment could be subject to change.

Study load:
Lecture 8 hours
Tutorial 6 hours
Self-study 42 hours
In total 56 hours (2 ECTS)
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
BSc Biomedical Engineering 2 semester I b verplicht
BSc Courses for Exchange Students: Engineering: Biomedical-Industrial-Mechanical - semester I b verplicht