This program of bioethics explores the moral and ethical issues emerging from the advances, policy, and practice in biology and medicine. Bioethics is concerned with the ethical questions that arise in the relationships among life sciences, biotechnology, medicine, and medical ethics, politics, law, theology, and philosophy. Some examples of issues studied by bioethics are organ donation and transplantation, genetic research, sexuality and gender, death and dying ethical treatment of animals, and environmental concerns. Bioethics involves studying and achieving an equilibrium between benefits, harm, and duties in biology and medicine.
We also offer this program as a Bachelor's or Ph.D.
Bioethics Online via distance learning
This module is applicable to Specialist, Expert, Bachelor's, Master's & Ph.D. (Doctor) Degree Programs. This academic program is designed at the postgraduate level (Master’s or Doctoral). This module may also be adapted to complete the course requirements of Specialist, Expert Diploma, or Bachelor’s Degree. A further option is an enrollment into each of the courses listed within this specialization module. This module may be combined or completed with other modules from this faculty. For example: Biochemistry - Bioinformatics - Biology & Life Science - Biotechnology - Botany & Plant Science - Genetics - Human Biology - Marine Biology - Marine Science - Microbiology & Immunology - Molecular Cell Biology - Toxicology - Zoology .
Method of instruction: Distance Learning Higher Education
This distance learning education program is completed by a traditional correspondence instruction method. Once you sign up for the course, Bircham International University will send you (to your mailing address) the suggested textbooks. After reading the book, you will be asked to write a 20 to 35 pages report that reflects your understanding of the book. This report is equivalent to the exam and can be submitted by email or mail. Bircham International University will evaluate your written work. If passed, BIU will issue the corresponding diploma. For more instructions about BIU pedagogy, tutoring, and evaluation, please read our distance learning education study guide.
Students enrolling in this distance education program should be aware that:
Location: Bircham International University needs a functional geographical location to ship the book and materials for successful completion of this program of study.
Communication: Email, courier, phone are key communication instruments with Bircham University that play an important role in the progress and support of this program of study.
Capacity: Any impediment, physical or psychological, to read a book and write a report must be communicated to Bircham International University prior to enrollment into this distance learning program.
Technology: No specific technology is required to complete this distance education program.
Language: Book reading and report writing in another language other than English must be requested (and approved by BIU) prior to enrollment in any distance learning program.
Discrimination: There is no discrimination with respect to race, color, gender, beliefs, or religion.
Age: Check the admission requirements for each distance education degree program.
Duration - Bioethics Online via distance learning
For a program of 21 credits, the estimated time for completion is 21 weeks. For 45 credits, the estimated time for completion will be 45 weeks, and so on. Calculations are approximate. The length of each distance learning degree program is calculated based on an average of 15 hours of learning per week. It also depends on the number of validated credits from previous knowledge and the level of commitment to the studies.
Master's Degree - Bioethics Online
Tuition Fee: Min. 4.680 Euros (6.120 US$) |Max. 7.020 Euros (9.180 US$).
Master's Degree Online: 36 - 54 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.
Composition: Bioethics via distance learning = Academic credits + Additional courses may be selected from other modules in the Faculty of Life & Earth Sciences from Bircham International University if required. This selection must be approved by the Distance Learning University Education Board. For example Ethics. + 13 Academic credits (Research methodology and final project or thesis).
Courses list (each subject accounts for 3 academic credits): 1 BIU Earned Credit = 1 USA Semester Credit (15 hours of learning) = 2 ECTS Credits (30 hours of study).
You may study any subject as an independent online continuing education course.
This course explores the origin and nature of life, from simple single-cell to complex plants, animals, and human beings. It also covers the diversity and unity in the living world by studying the forms and organization of bacteria and other cells, the specialized structure of the human body, and how the organism is regenerated, maintained, and repaired.
Academic Supervisor: Mohammad AtharPrinciples of Ethics
This course deals with the core principles of ethics: beneficence (do good in all our actions), nonmaleficence (do not intend to harm), autonomy (respect the autonomy and dignity of other persons), and justice (provide others with whatever they are owed or deserve). A moral precept is an idea or opinion that's driven by a desire to be good. An ethical code is a set of rules that defines allowable actions or correct behavior.
Academic Supervisor: Agusti Guisasola PradosBird & Mammal Conservation
This course presents the principles associated with the management of birds and mammals in the wild while emphasizing the ecology and management of their habitats. It examines the theory and methods of sampling and analyzing population and habitat data, estimation of population size, survival, recruitment, and habitat selection.
Academic Supervisor: José Luis Corona Lisboa
This course discusses the development of cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems while integrating molecular biology, genetics, ecology, evolution, and diversity. It specifically covers the biology topics that are of relevance to humans, their health, and sickness. It also describes how the human organism is maintained and healed.
Academic Supervisor: Daniel Scott JanikSexual Behavior
This course examines the development and expression of sexual behavior as a complex psychological, socio-cultural, biological, and historical phenomenon. It includes research methods in human sexuality; biological bases of sexual behavior; sexual arousal and response; gender identity and gender roles; attraction and love; sexual orientation; sexuality across the life cycle; sexual dysfunctions and sex therapy; safer sex and STD prevention; atypical sexual variations; sexual coercion, and sexual abuse and treatment.
Academic Supervisor: Fernando MirallesGenetic Improvement
This course deals with the past, present, and future of genetic improvement with emphasis on the genetic principles underlying plant and animal breeding, and on molecular biological principles underlying genetic analysis and engineering. It explores the use of hormones and DNA for genome modification and improvement.
Academic Supervisor: Jorge Poveda AriasEcology & Human Impact
This course studies the relationships of live organisms, including humans, to their environment at the individual, population, and community levels. It includes adaptations to the physical environment, competition, the concept of the niche, population dynamics, predator-prey interactions, herbivore effects, community ecology, ecosystem structure and stability, and the use and management of resources by human beings.
Academic Supervisor: Gonzalo de la Fuente de ValEthical Dilemmas
This course explores the ethical dilemmas or ethical paradox, a decision-making problem between two possible moral imperatives, neither of which is unambiguously acceptable or preferable. The complexity arises out of the situational conflict in which obeying would result in transgressing another. Ethical dilemmas may be invoked to refute an ethical system or moral code or to improve it so as to resolve the paradox.
Academic Supervisor: Agusti Guisasola PradosAnimal Research
This course of animal research deals with all aspects of animal testing and the use of non-human animals in experiments that seek to control the variables that affect the behavior or biological system under study. On one hand, animal experiments produce such great benefits for humanity that it is morally acceptable to harm a few animals. On the other hand, the level of suffering and the number of animals involved are both so high that the benefits to humanity don't provide moral justification for animal research.
Academic Supervisor: Mohammad AtharMolecular Gene Control
This course explores the control of genes and the mechanisms of their regulation at the level of transcription, chromatin structure, DNA methylation, RNA processing, mRNA localization, and protein synthesis and degradation.
Academic Supervisor: Jorge Poveda AriasBiotechnology
Biotechnology deals with the deliberate manipulation of biological systems, cells, or cell components, for the efficient manufacture or processing of useful products. This course explores how the biological capabilities of living organisms may be used to obtain food, fuel, and medicines.
Academic Supervisor: Girish Kumar SrivastavaGenetic Technology
This course explains how genetics is used as a technological tool to resolve various practical problems in biotechnology, agriculture, the environment, and the diagnosis and treatment of disease.
Academic Supervisor: Arun Kumar LahiryAgricultural Biotechnology
This course reviews the theory, principles, and techniques of molecular biology and its applications in agriculture and animal production. Humans have historically altered plants to meet food needs. It also explores the impacts of biotechnology from different perspectives.
Academic Supervisor: Girish Kumar SrivastavaFood Biotechnology
This course studies the fundamentals of bioprocess engineering, bioseparation, and food biotechnology in addition to fermentation principles, design, and operation. It reviews the sources, types, and control of biological contamination during harvesting, processing, and storage while stressing biotechnology sanitation.
Academic Supervisor: Girish Kumar SrivastavaBioethics
This course of bioethics deals with the equilibrium between benefits, harm, and duties resulting from the advances, policy, and practice in biology and medicine. It deals with the morals and ethics of the physician-patient relationship, organ donation and transplantation, assisted reproductive techniques, genetic research, death and dying, disability issues, clinical trials with humans and animals, and environmental concerns, among others.
Academic Supervisor: Jorge Poveda Arias
Admission requirements - Bioethics
For official admission status at Bircham distance education university; you need to send in a filled out, dated, and signed official Application for Admission. You may download this application form from the website or request it by email or mail. Please send this application and enclosed documents to our address. You may also submit this application and attached documents by email in a PDF Format.
Bircham International University issues an admission certificate after receiving your complete application for admission. This document will show the number of credits transferred and validated from previous education and experience, and the number of credits required to complete the distance learning degree program's major. Bircham University can not perform this evaluation without the complete application for admission.