Enabling students to understand and analyse contemporary issues in science and technology

Ethical Issues in Medicine

This topic covers some of the important issues in medicine that have a strong ethical component. It includes new science, including stem cells and cloning.

Two important new sets of how science works ideas are also introduced. It covers the way in which new scientific findings are published and then checked by others from ‘the scientific community’ and the use of ethical principles in making decisions about the use of animals or embryos from ’making decisions’.

The topic provides opportunity to develop argument skills and other discussion skills.

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Please find below, a suggested scheme of work for this topic.

Ethical issues in medicine_Scheme of work (57 KB)