Official data in SubjectManager for the following academic year: 2023-2024
Dr. Zsuzsanna FÜZESI
Department of Behavioural Sciences
Number of hours/semester
lectures: 0 hours
practices: 0 hours
seminars: 14 hours
total of: 14 hours
- Code of subject: OSE-OET-T
- 1 kredit
- Elective modul
Course headcount limitations
min. 5 – max. 250
The course helps the students gain sensitivity regarding the ethical aspects of medical practice, and to become aware of the different ethical approaches. The main aim of the course is to assist the students in developing their own ethical attitudes.
- 1. Introduction
- 2. The role of ethics in medicine
- 3. Healthcare ethics in the light of consequentialism and deontological ethics.
- 4. The most fundamental ethical principles of modern healthcare.
- 5. Informed consent
- 6. Informed consent, surrogate decision making, organ donation
- 7. End of life decisions: euthanasia
- 8. End of life decisions: the care of the terminally ill patients
- 9. Beginning of life decisions: abortion
- 10. Beginning of life decisions: ethical issues raised by reproductive medicine
- 11. The placebo effect
- 12. Etical issues raised by genetic interventions
- 13. Summarizing discussion
- 14. Test exam
Literature developed by the Department
Course materials: Neptun Meet Street
Dr. Erich H. Loewy and Dr. Roberta Springer Loewy: Textbook of Healthcare Ethics, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, 2004.
Thomas A. Mappes et al (eds.): Biomedical Ethics, McGraw-Hill Higher Education, 4th edition, 1995.
Conditions for acceptance of the semester
Maximum of 15 % absence allowed
Written test taking place in the last class. To improve the grade, the test can be repeated two times in the first two weeks of the exam period. Oral exam is also an option for that purpose.
Making up for missed classes
According to the Code of Studies and Examinations
Additional materials: Neptun Meet Street
Instructor / tutor of practices and seminars
- Dr. Szolcsányi Tibor