See syllabus 'Biotechnology and Bio-ethics' (A06B1A)
- Knowledge: To have insight in the ethical theory formation and to be reasonably familiar with theological viewpoints in the discipline of bio-ethics.
- Ability: To be able to read original texts in a foreign language, to (learn to) work with Toledo.
- Attitude: To be capable of dealing with opinions in a critical and evaluative manner and to be prepared to follow the social debate.
Articles and literature
Toledo / e-platform
Is also included in other courses
- Master of Bioscience Engineering: Biosystems Engineering 120 ects.
- Master of Advanced Studies in Theology and Religion (Theology and Religion) 60 ects.
- Master of Biology (Professional Option) 120 ects.
- Master of Bioscience Engineering: Food Science and Technology 120 ects.
- Master of Bioscience Engineering: Catalytic Science and Technology 120 ects.
- Master of Bioscience Engineering: Agricultural Sciences 120 ects.
- Master of Bioscience Engineering: Land and Forest Management 120 ects.
- Master of Bioscience Engineering: Biomolecular Engineering 120 ects.
- Master of Theology and Religious Studies 60 ects.
- Master of Bioscience Engineering: Environmental Technology 120 ects.
An overview of the medical-ethical status quo concerning various biotechnological applications in medicine: prenatal diagnosis, gene therapy, wishing medicine, telemedicine, tissue engineering, genetic screening, forensic DNA databases.
- To familiarize students with an ethical en theoretical approach of biotechnological applications.
- To make them capable of putting the ethical and theological questions into words and to explain social opinion formation concerning this.
Course notes are available through the cursusdienst of the faculty of Theology
starting from the first lesson. The slides and ppts used during the lessons,
can be found on Toledo.
1. Overview of various ethical and theological points of view on genetic
2. Genetic modification of plants/animals and ethics (+ cases)
3. Patenting and ethics: arguments pro and contra patenting transgenic plants/animals
4. Impact of worldviews in evaluating biotechnology
- Students are familiar with an ethical and theoretical evaluation of biotechnological applications
- Students are capable of formulating relevant ethical and theological questions
- Students could evaluate plant biotechnology from different viewpoints on sustainability
- Students could evaluate animal biotechnology from an animal welfare viewpoint
A syllabus is available at the Notes service of Katechetika.
Students receive one question for each part (respectively concerning the parts of Professor J. De Tavernier and Professor K. Dierickx) which they may prepare. Each part counts for 50% of the final mark.