An Introduction to Medical Ethics: The Impact of Disability Screening (FutureLearn)

An Introduction to Medical Ethics: The Impact of Disability Screening (FutureLearn)
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An Introduction to Medical Ethics: The Impact of Disability Screening (FutureLearn)
Gain a clearer understanding of ethics and the ethical issues surrounding prenatal screening of disabilities. Build your confidence to address ethical questions. Ethics play an important role in healthcare, and need to be considered by health professionals and patients alike. On this course, you will get a practical introduction to ethics, and develop the reasoning skills needed to deal with ethical questions.

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You will build your understanding of these issues by examining the ethics of prenatal screening for disabilities, like Down Syndrome and deafness. You will also gain an introduction to bioethics and the development of medical technologies to use in health services.


Syllabus


Week 1: What is medical ethics?

Week 2: Defending your positions: When intuition is not enough

Week 3: An Ethical Toolkit – defending your position further

Week 4: Screening for Down’s Syndrome – applying what you’ve learned


What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to...

- 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



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