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2023/24 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue

PGDip Biomedical and Health Care Ethics (Online)

Programme code:PGD-B&HCE-FTUCAS code:
Duration:12 Months Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Sarah Carter-Walshaw Contact

Total credits: 120

Entry requirements:

Candidates should normally be graduates or holders of an equivalent qualification. Where a candidate is not a graduate, relevant professional experience is taken into account. The key attributes sought are a willingness and ability to think through problems in a reasoned and independent way.

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

IDEA Centre, School of PRHS

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

School of PRHS

Programme specification:

The programme will:

- Enable health care professionals world-wide to complete a rigorous academically-informed postgraduate degree in philosophical medical ethics which will have relevance to their professional practice.

- Be available exclusively to online distance learners, using specially developed teaching materials. Teaching content and activities will be available via the University VLE. There will be no requirement to be present on campus at any point during the programme. Students will interact with each other and with tutors via the VLE discussion boards and in webinar sessions. Personal tutoring and dissertation supervision will take place via telephone or Skype.

- Give students the opportunity to draw heavily on their experiences in the workplace and their wider professional life. Students will be encouraged to discuss their professional experiences and will have opportunities to apply their learning to their practice.

- Provide an opportunity for health care professionals from a range of different backgrounds to share their experiences and discuss cultural differences in health care practice, and associated ethical challenges.

Year1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

IDEA5210MIntroduction to Ethics: Reasons, Motivation, Obligations and Happiness15 credits1 Sep to 30 Nov
IDEA5322MEthical Issues at the Beginning of Life (Online)15 credits1 Nov to 31 Jan
IDEA5333MEthical Issues at the End of Life (Online)15 credits1 Jan to 28 Feb
IDEA5344MConscience, Codes and Professional Issues (Online)15 credits1 Feb to 30 Apr
IDEA5355MAutonomy, Rationality, and Psychiatric Issues (Online)15 credits1 Apr to 30 June
IDEA5366MDistributive Justice and Scarce Medical Resources (Online)15 credits1 May to 31 July
IDEA5377MCurrent Developments in Health Care Ethics (Online)30 credits1 Oct to 31 Jan

Last updated: 24/08/2023 15:44:14


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