From 8 July 2019 to 12 July 2019
beginning at 9:00
at the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum
The 18th International Summer Course in Bioethics will take place from July 8 to 12, 2019 at the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum at Via degli Aldobrandeschi 190 00165 Rome, Italy.
(Note: From July 1 to 5 there is a Summer Cours on Introduction to Bioethics).
The course, entitled Bioethics, Public Health, and Infectious Global Health Threats, is organized by the School of Bioethics with the collaboration of the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics and Human Rights established at the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum and with the Università Europea di Roma.
The course will be offered in English and Italian.
The summer course is one of the elective courses of the Licentiate in Bioethics and is valid for 3 ECTS credits. At the end of the course students who require the European credits ECTS take an evaluation test. Registration Deadline: July 8, 2019
Why this subject?
The lack of conceptual moral clarity in global health issues leads to indecision in real-life questions and hinders effective collective actions. Before the 2016 outbreak of Zika, there was the 2014 outbreak of Ebola, the 2009 outbreak of H1N1, the 2003 outbreak of SARS and the 1970s outbreak of AIDS. The need for a clearly understood and a widely accepted ethical course of action in dealing with serious infectious global health threats has been repeatedly underscored.
Who should attend?
The course is open to all, but is of special interest for humanitarian aid workers (including those working with migrants); physicians, epidemiologists, health care workers, administrators, and managers; educators and professors; priests, religious, catechists and other pastoral agents; lawyers and jurists; law and policymakers; journalists, communicators and sociologists, as well as those who are interested in the cultural and social dynamics of our globalized world and wish to have informed criteria on cutting-edge global, bioethical, and social issues related to public health questions of international concern.
What will you learn?
The course offers an interdisciplinary study of infectious global health threats to better understand the challenges, the stakeholders, the laws, and policies applicable in this particular state of affairs. Participants will acquire the knowledge and skills to make an ethical assessment of infectious global health threats, in a way that takes into consideration the main stakeholders involved, as well as their different degrees of responsibilities. In addition, participants will be able to apply their knowledge and skills professionally in the fields of medicine, health care, humanitarian assistance, global affairs, politics, law, sociology, communication, and education.
The course is structured around the following question: How should we allocate different responsibilities among different stakeholders in order to facilitate political decision and law-making processes addressing infectious global health threats?
How is this taught?
The course is structured in lectures, Q&A sessions, seminars, film discussions, and interactive group activities. Professors of the School of Bioethics and other experts will participate as speakers and moderators of group dynamics.
Prof. Francisco Ballesta LC / Prof. Alberto García
For further info: [email protected]
Academic Goals of the Lectures
Knowledge and Skills
Francisco José Ballesta (APRA)
(Durham Law School)
Ebola Serra Leone.- Giampietro Pellizzer (Medici con l’Africa CUAMM, Padova)
SARS.- Peter Au Yeung (Hong Kong)
Payment can be made in the following ways:
Priests, religious, students in bioethics, students of ISSR, alumni of APRA, doctoral students in bioethics.
Groups of 6 or more*.
*Group registration is to be done by the person in charge of the group. The one in charge should:
Scholarship application for university students
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.
Thank you to the Family Farrel Foundation.
For lodging close to the Athenaeum, please contact:
The university has an internal restaurant.
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