Nurturing/ Teaching Courses
TS 565: Biomedical Ethics and the Contemporary Church
East Asia School of Theology, Singapore
1-5 December 2014
We are living in a time of a tsunami of change. Christians are often swarmed by newer and latest technologies without having a chance to examine the ethical considerations. This course will help to surf this tsunami by evaluating from a pastoral-theological perspective, issues that will involve everyone at some time in their lives. These issues include abortion, mercy-killing, advance medical directives, test tube and designer babies, stem cell therapies, cloning, reproductive issues, gene therapy, prenatal testing, chimera research, life enhancement, aesthetic surgery, organ transplant, and regenerative medicine. This non-technical course is for pastors, church leaders, counsellors and church members who are interested in surfing.
Intended Learning Outcomes
The desired outcome of this course is that students will demonstrate analytical and evaluative skills in their approach to biomedical ethical issues in their own ecclesiastical and cultural context.
By the end of this course, it is hoped that students will
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