Because of widely presented in media cases and engaging many people political discourse on new law regulations bioethical questions have become popular. Either some simple methods of making ethical decisions at medical units or regulations which are acceptable by heterogeneous society are desired.
During the classes bioethics is described as interdisciplinary science which connects philosophy, biology, medicine, law and social sciences. Philosophical fundaments of general principles and models of making particular decisions are presented. Also institutional aspects of bioethics (eg. commissions, institutes and conventions) is discussed.
1. The beginning and development of bioethics
2. Bioethics as discourse and interdisciplinary science
3. Different models of bioethics
4. Some schemes of argumentation (eg. double effect, slippery slope)
5. Institutional aspects of bioethics
6. Dispute on human nature
7. Quality or sanctity of human life
8. Human right as possible base of bioethics
9. Assisted Procreation
10. Embryo status and abortion
11. Gene manipulation and cloning
12. Experimentation on humans
14. Interference in human nature
15. Prolonging life and euthanasia