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Bioethics -- Study and teaching


University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics

The growing interest in the field of bioethics should surprise few people, as many of the issues in this field continue to be of broad interest to the general public as well as to academics in the areas of medicine, public health, philosophy, and a host of others. The Joint Centre for Bioethics at the University of Toronto is a place where this type of work goes on in earnest, and in doing so,...
Center for Bioethics

Housed at the University of Minnesota, the mission of the Center for Bioethics is “to advance and disseminate knowledge concerning ethical issues in health care and the life sciences.” To accomplish this important mission, they are actively engaged in a number of interdisciplinary research projects and they also perform a number of community outreach activities. From their homepage, visitors can...
Bioethics 101

This introductory course from the Northwest Association for Biomedical Research (NWABR) provides a systematic, five-lesson introductory course to support educators in incorporating bioethics into the classroom through the use of sequential, day-to-day lesson plans. The lessons here offer a "best of" compilation from NWABR's popular Ethics Primer, which is also available on the site. On the top of...
National Association of Biology Teachers

The staff members at the National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT) have put together a stellar array of websites that deal with ten different areas of biology, including animals, bioethics, evolution, and stem cell research. The items here are arranged alphabetically and visitors can review the brief descriptions to learn more about the content covered within each site. There is quite a...
Fogarty International Center: Bioethics Resources for Teachers and Students

Assembled by the Fogerty International Center at the National Institutes of Health, this page of resources designed for teachers of bioethics can be useful to educators of both high school and college students. Here readers will find links to resource around the web, including curricula, courses from Vilnius University in Lithuania, and a number of compelling case studies. There are also links to...