Erasmus Mundus Master of Bioethics: a case for an effective model for international bioethics education

Piasecki, J., Dirksen, K. and Inbadas, H. (2018) Erasmus Mundus Master of Bioethics: a case for an effective model for international bioethics education. Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy, 21(1), pp. 3-10. (doi: 10.1007/s11019-017-9814-x) (PMID:29127644) (PMCID:PMC5814537)

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Abstract

Designing bioethics curriculum for international postgraduate students is a challenging task. There are at least two main questions, which have to be resolved in advance: (1) what is a purpose of a particular teaching program and (2) how to respectfully arrange a classroom for students coming from different cultural and professional backgrounds. In our paper we analyze the case of the Erasmus Mundus Master of Bioethics program and provide recommendations for international bioethics education. In our opinion teaching bioethics to postgraduate international students goes beyond curriculum. It means that such a program requires not only well-defined goals, including equipping students with necessary skills and knowledge, but also it should first and foremost facilitate positive group dynamics among students and enables them to engage in dialogue to learn from one another.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Inbadas, Reverend D Hamilton
Authors: Piasecki, J., Dirksen, K., and Inbadas, H.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Interdisciplinary Studies
Journal Name:Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:1386-7423
ISSN (Online):1572-8633
Published Online:10 November 2017
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2017 The Authors
First Published:First published in Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 21(1):3-10
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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