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TMCE 7052 Theological Bioethics: From the Basics to the Future (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

The Course addresses, first, the basics issues in bioethics focusing on the beginning of human life (reproductive technologies, prenatal diagnosis, abortion), biomedical research (transplantation, AIDS, genetic research, stem cell research), sustainability, and the end of human life (palliative care, vegetative state, euthanasia). Second, it discusses the bioethical concerns raised by developing biotechnologies (e.g., neurosciences, oncofertility, nanotechnology, cyborg technologies). By studying the current theological debate and the Catholic Magisterium, principles and theories will be highlighted aiming at supporting personal decision-making and pastoral service.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Andrea Vicini, S.J.

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with: THEO7813

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Last Updated: 16-Feb-17