Faculty of Arts
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
Dr Ryan Tonkens
The unit investigates bioethical issues related to global justice, global commerce (e.g. market-driven border crossings of biomedical professionals, patients, and/or human body parts and tissues), exploitation, commodification, and/or the responsibilities of developed nations towards developing nations. Specific topics explored in this unit may include: fair allocation of scarce medical resources (e.g. access to affordable medicines in the developing world); the ethics of research conducted on poor people in developing countries; medical and reproductive tourism; the ethics of international markets in human organs and other body parts; the ethics of international commercial surrogacy; the ethics of human egg and embryo trading; the migration of medical professionals; and the ethics of patenting human genes, etc.
Upon successful completion of the unit students will be able to:
Within semester assessment: 65%
Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.
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Dr Ryan Tonkens
Twelve credit points of first-year Arts units.