Courses Catalogue

Principles Of Ethics And Integrity

COURSE CODE: MPP 1104
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Physiology (Bachelor)
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: Faculty of Biomedical Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Content and Outline

6.   Detailed Course Content

 

6.1 Important definitions and concepts (4 LH)

 

1)  What is ethics?

 

2)        What is medical ethics?

 

3)        Typical cases

 

4)        Why study medical ethics

 

5)        Medical Ethics, Medical Professionalism, Human Rights and Law

 

6.2 Principal Features of Medical Ethic (8 LH)

 

1)  What’s special about medicine?

 

2)        What’s special about medical ethics?

 

3)        Who decides what is ethical?

 

4)        Do medical ethics change?

 

5)        Do medical ethics differ from one country to another?

 

6)         Cultural  diversity  and  African  traditional  beliefs;  in  relation  to  modern  medical practice

7)         Historical/Philosophical foundations and principles of bio-medical ethics (autonomy, beneficence, non-malficience, truth telling)

8)        The role of the Medical Associations

 

9)        How does the Medical Associations decide what is ethical?

 

10)      How do individuals decide what is ethical?

 

11)      International codes of medical ethics