Medical EthicsSemester Course

Medical Ethics, Semester Course
Major Discipline(s)
Ethics, Pre-Medicine / Health Science, Public Health
Elective Course
Fall/Spring semester

The practice of medicine entails a multitude of dilemmas for the healthcare provider and patient, including issues such as justice and access to care, confidentiality, and informed consent. In addition, difficult decisions involving values, norms, principles, and priorities are present in everyday clinical work. In this course, you discuss and apply ethical theories to concrete examples of clinical practice such as euthanasia, reproduction technology, and organ donation, and discuss ethical questions related to medical research.


Elise Schiøler

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Cand. phil. (Philosophy, University of Copenhagen 2003). Supplementary studies in rationality in economics and theory of organization, Copenhagen Business School, 2004-2005, and journalism, Danish School of Media and Journalism, 2005-2006. Lecturer in medical ethics, theory of science, and philosophy of health technologies at University of Copenhagen's Department of Public Health Science since 2007. Lecturer in theory of science, FARMA, University of Copenhagen, since 2012. With DIS since 2011.

Medical Practice and Policy, Elise Utke Schiøler