Dal 3 luglio 2017 al 7 luglio 2017
dalle ore 09:00
alle ore 18.30
presso Ateneo Pontificio Regina Apostolorum
The 16th International Summer Course in Bioethics is organized by the School of Bioethics of the Pontificio Ateneo Regina Apostolorum. This course is offered for those who would like to have a greater comprehension of bioethics principles and different bioethical issues. After this introductory week on Bioethics from July 3-7, the second week course from July 10-14 is “The Medicalization of Sexuality.” The summer course is sponsored by the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics and Human Rights.
What can I do? What should I do? No human action can escape these questions. The answers to them are not always clear; moral choices are often not at all easy. Complex situations arise when we face suffering or when we have to make life-or-death choices. Other cases may be difficult only because they raise new questions for which we feel unprepared.
Bioethics addresses all these questions and, with an interdisciplinary methodology that combines scientific knowledge with philosophical and theological reflections, it guides us to the right answers. This Summer Course on Introduction to Bioethics offers an overview of bioethical issues in light of the basic principles that guide our practical choices. Some examples of such choices include whether to start a therapy that could have serious consequences, what a couple may ethically do in order to have or not have a child, what we should do with frozen embryos, how we should teach young people to respect their bodies and not play around with their lives, how we should deal with homosexual tendencies, and to what extent rapid progress in science and technology—cloning, neuroscience, nanotechnology—can “improve” man.
The course will address these and other situations relevant to bioethics, with the help of multimedia materials, lectures by professors from Regina Apostolorum and other experts, and group work. Because human action is always interwoven with ethical questions, we will seek the right answers together, investigating the truth for the sake of life.
Lectures and topics:
Course coordinator: Prof. Massimo Losito
Scholarship application for university students
30 full scholarships covering to the tuition fees of one week of bioethics course are available for students studying in a university. Students can apply to attend one or both weeks of the summer course, please specify the preferences in the application. Applicants will be selected based on academic excellence and personal interest in the subjects. Applications must be made to [email protected] by April 15, 2017 and they will be informed about the result of this application by April 28, 2017. To apply, they must submit the following documents:
1) Curriculum Vitae.
2) GPA average of previous university years up to the point of application.
3) One letter of reference.
Payment can be made in the following ways:
Priests, religious, students in bioethics, students of ISSR, alumni of APRA, doctoral students in bioethics, Members of Italian Assoc. of Andrology. Groups of 6 or more*.
*Group registration is to be done by the person in charge of the group. The one in charge should:
The deadlines to register and pay for the course are July 3 for Module I and July 10 for Module II. We will not accept registration for those who apply for credits (ECTS) after these dates.
Payment can be made at the counter of the Administration during the hours open to the public, or by bank transfer.
Those who wish to follow the course and obtain academic recognition (obtain European credits ECTS):
Secretariat of the School of Bioethics
Ateneo Pontificio Regina Apostolorum
Via Aldobrandeschi, 190
00163 Rome, Italy
Those who wish to follow the course only (without need of certificate of European credits ECTS):
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The university has an internal restaurant.