* Spring 2012 weeks 09-18 Mixed 50% Distance learning
Application Deadline: 2011-08-15
Enrolment Code: UU-90012 Application
Language of Instruction: English
Location for Studies: Uppsala
Selection: Academic credits
Outline for distance course:
Entry Requirements: Basic university education of at least 80 p/120 credits (120 ECTS)
Application and tuition fees are required for students outside the European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland. Formal exchange students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee.
Please note: Application deadline is August 15.
Different types of neuroethical issues will be discussed during the course. The course focuses both on applied neuroethics, i.e. ethical questions that arise from neuroscientific or neurotechnological advances; and on fundamental neuroethics, i.e. questions concerning how knowledge of the brains functional architecture and its evolution can deepen our understanding of human thought, including moral thought and judgment. The course also includes clinical perspectives, e.g. to what extent a patient with a neuro-degenerative disorder suffers from reduced capacity for decision-making, or reduced autonomy, or when a person with dementia can give an informed consent to participate in scientific studies.
Lectures feature prominent researchers in neuroscience and philosophy:
Syllabus with reading list
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