This subject aims to acquaint students with current ethical and legal issues in relation to genetics and genetic counselling. Using a number of ethical principles, the subject examines the role of ethics and law, paying particular attention to issues such as genetic testing and screening, gene therapy and genetic manipulation. The subject also considers the ethics of family planning and augmentation. The subject concludes with an examination of some of the wider economic and social justice issues in relation to genetics in health care.
No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2018.
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Not available to students who have completed SSC502 or LAW131.
- Overview of Ethical theory including feminist ethics
- Ethical Principles: autonomy,beneficence, non-maleficence,
- Case studies in Genetic Counselling
- Professional responsibility
- Confidentiality and privacy
- Advice and information -legal issues
- Family Planning and Family augmentation - legal and ethical
- Social Justice and the Economics of Genetics
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The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.