Certificate of Achievement
has completed the following course:
This online course illustrated the important role that ethics play in healthcare, and how they need to be considered by health professionals and patients alike. The content focused on a practical introduction to ethics and the reasoning skills needed to deal with ethical questions. It examined the ethics of prenatal screening for disabilities, like Down Syndrome and deafness, and provided an introduction to bioethics and the development of medical technologies to use in health services.
4 weeks, 2 hours per week
Professor of Bioethics
The University of Manchester
- Describe what ethics is and why it is useful to consider ethical issues
- Develop confidence and skills in critical thinking and dealing with ethical questions
- Assess the ethical issues around screening for and against disability with case studies considering Down Syndrome and Deafness
- Discuss controversial ethical issues with sensitivity and respect
- Ethical reasoning: method and application
- Key concepts of healthcare ethics
- The ethics of using technology to choose to have a child with a ‘disability’ (e.g. deafness) and the ethics of routine antenatal screening for Down Syndrome.
Issued on 29th June 2020
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