Introduction to moral theories in Bioethics I

This course will introduce the students to the historical beginning of bioethics, as well as some of the moral theories employed in bioethics discourse. This is the first part of the course, see Intro to moral theories in Bioethics part II for second part. Specifically, this course will:

• Highlight some of the ethical misconducts in modern human history
• Highlight some basic moral principles of research and clinical encounters with human subjects
• Provide insights into how these principles are employed in concrete human contexts.

Course content:

Part I: Individual Freedom and Social Control

Part II: Rights

Part III: Sexual equality

Part V: Censorship

Part VI: Sexual morality

Part VII: Homosexuality

Part VIII: Abortion


Professor: Fr.  Olukunle Cornelius Ewuoso