Undergraduate Course: Biomedical Ethics (MSBM10002)
|School||School of Biomedical Sciences
||College||College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||Description: An introduction to philosophical, scientific and practical aspects of contemporary
issues in Biomedical Ethics
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
|Additional Costs|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
| Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes:
? Understand the basic scientific, philosophical and legal principles that are relevant to the
practice of medicine and other health care professions.
? Understand ethical issues involved in delivering a modern complex health care system.
? Understand the moral and legal aspects of current controversies surrounding ethical issues at
the beginning and end of life.
? Understand the changes in ethical perspective that occur in moving from individual health
care to focussing on populations and communities.
? Understand the ethical tensions inherent in conducting research on human subjects.
? Demonstrate an ability to discuss and debate the above issues in both professional and lay
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Philip Larkman
Tel: (0131 6)50 3517
|Course secretary||Ms Lisa Ketchion
Tel: (0131 6)51 1629