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Introduction to Ethical Reasoning - BETH5101

In this unit of study students gain the background in ethical philosophy necessary to engage in advanced analyses of issues in bioethics. Introduction to Ethical Reasoning familiarises students with classical theoretical frameworks such as virtue ethics, Kantian deontology, and utilitarianism that have been influential in the history of Western philosophy. The unit also examines more contemporary approaches to ethics, such as the capabilities approach, feminist ethics, human rights doctrines, and poststructuralist approaches. Across these different theoretical frameworks, discussions will focus on topics such as cultural relativism, universalism in ethics, difference and power. All assessments must be completed to pass this Unit.

Classes
Online plus 2x7 hour intensives (optional)

Assessment
1x 2000wd essay (35%); 1x 4000wd essay (55%); participation in seminars or online (10%)

Textbooks
Students are provided with links to online readings (via the eResearve system). Supplementary readings can be accessed through the library or online.

Additional information
If a sufficient number of students express interest, two days of face-to-face lectures will be held to supplement online learning.

Details

Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 1

25 Feb 2019

Department/School: Sydney Health Ethics
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) evening
Census Date: 31 Mar 2019
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 1

25 Feb 2019

Department/School: Sydney Health Ethics
Study Mode: Online
Census Date: 31 Mar 2019
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Professor Ian Kerridge and Dr Lisa Dive
HECS Band: 2
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