Start Date: 18/03/2013

End Date: 21/03/2013

Cost: -

Venue: Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.


Section Healthcare Ethics, Scientific institute for quality of care IQ healthcare, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre

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Content: During the course we will study the relation between technology and (medical) ethics. Focus of the course are the moral problems generated by the research and development and application of new knowledge in a range of emerging fields such as tissue engineering and genomics. The implications give rise to new images of the human being and shift common understanding of health and disease. Objectives are for the participants to: (1) become familiar with the actual ethical issues which are connected with the use of new biotechnologies, (2) study how the ethical issues germinate within biomedical research, e.g. laboratory ethics and ethics of human research, (3) study the consequences of innovative biotechnology on both clinical practice and health care, (4) learn how concepts of humanity, responsibility and human dignity are subject to change and re-evaluation due to changing biotechnologies and (5) study basic philosophical insights into human-technology relations, which are the background of ethical issues. Participants: This course is of interest to researchers working in the field of human genetics, biomedical sciences, life sciences, genetics and biology, physicians doing research with a genetic component, professionals from other areas of healthcare, bioethics committee members, policy makers, professionals in the areas of ethics, philosophy and theology, and PhD students undertaking courses of study in any of these areas.