Aarhus, Denmark

Difficult Decisions

when 25 July 2022 - 12 August 2022
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 5 EC
fee EUR 380

How does progress in technology affect our health care system? Should euthanasia be legal in Denmark? How do we choose whom to treat? How can the pharmaceutical industry make billions of dollars when public hospitals lack health care professionals? How does Doctors without borders (MSF) prioritize between patients? How can gene editing affect our health?

In The difficult decisions, you learn to approach bioethical dilemmas with the necessary background knowledge, and you will meet people who face these challenges in their professional lives – either through the clinical life with patients, through their field of research or in their search for a better understanding of the essential challenges in bioethics.

There are many aspects of being a health care professional and not all questions are easy to answer. We focus on situations where we are required to make a difficult decision – either between specific patients or when it comes to prioritizing in our society.

Bioethical dilemmas are changing and developing constantly and new technologies in genetics have given rise to new treatment options and challenged the previous perception of health. Cloning, savior siblings and CRISPR-technology is just a few of the technologies discussed in this course.

Course leader

Thomas G. Jensen

Target group

Bachelor's level

Fee info

EUR 380: EU/EEA citizens
EUR 1313: NON-EU/EEA citizens


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