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Undergraduate Teaching

Staff based in the Centre provide undergraduate and postgraduate teaching across the School of Biosciences and School of Veterinary Medicine and Science.

Undergraduate courses aim to encourage students to examine the broader context of advances in technology, or to better reflect on their role in scientific/professional practice. Specific courses and integrated modules are taught on animal ethics and ethics of biotechnology development and use.

Both Special Professors at the Centre, Professor Peter Sandøe and Professor Ben Mepham contribute to the Centre’s teaching.

Applied Bioethics 1 (School of Biosciences)
Bioethics of Food and the Environment (Autumn semester)
Dr Kate Millar, Module convenor
10 credits,
Level 3,
Course Number: D224Z4
Description:  The module aims to provide students with an understanding of established ethical principles / theories and encourage the application of these insights to the analysis of issues concerning modern biotechnologies and research in the biosciences, in relation to both humans and non-human species.
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Applied Bioethics 2 (School of Biosciences)
Sustainable Food Production, Biotechnology and the Environment (Spring semester)
Dr Kate Millar, Module convenor
10 credits,
Level 3
Course Number: D2236Z6
Description: The module aims to provide students with an understanding of ethical theories and encourage the application of these insights to the analysis of contemporary issues in the agricultural, food and environmental sciences

Sustainable Bioenergy (School of Biosciences)
Dr Kate Millar, Module convenor
20 credits
Level 4

Biotechnology in Animal Physiology (School of Biosciences)
please contact Dr Kate Millar for more details
10 credits
Level 3

Personal and Professional Skills (School of Veterinary Medicine and Science)
Dr Pru Hobson-West
Years 1, 2 and 3
Description: Students receive lectures and engage in group work on a variety of topics including the role of the vet in wider society, and approaches to ethics and ethical decision making.

Animal Health and Welfare (School of Veterinary Medicine and Science)
Dr Pru Hobson-West
Years 1 and 2
Description:  Students receive lectures and engage in group work on a variety of topics. One aim is to explore the relationship between ethics, law and animal welfare.

Please contact any of the named individuals above for further details.