Training Workshop on Teaching of Bioethics in Philippine Higher Education

Following its successful training workshop on The Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights last April, the University of the Philippines College of Social Sciences and Philosophy, will be holding another Training Workshop on the Teaching of Bioethics in Philippine Higher Education on October 23-25, 2008 at the Audio-Visual Room, Palma Hall (PH 207), UP Diliman, Quezon City.

This CHED endorsed workshop is designed for professors of bioethics in nursing and medical schools, nurses, physicians, biotechnologists, healthcare providers, bioethicists, researchers, social scientists, teachers in higher education, college students, lawyers, government officials, human rights advocates, and other similarly-situated professionals.

It is intended to address the challenges of teaching of Bioethics, offer opportunities for reflection and review of Bioethics teaching and provide a venue for practitioners to share pedagogical experiences and teaching techniques that enhance the overall learning experience.

Drawing from its wealth of experience in training bioethics for audiences not only in the country but also in the Asia Pacific Region as well as from its own Master’s and Diploma programs in bioethic, the UP Bioethics Training Program team will conduct the three-day activity to give participants a chance to meet and interact with leaders and experts who teach Bioethics, receive expert advice, and compare experiences through the lectures, case studies, open fora and writing workshops.

Lecture topics include intensive discussions on ethical approaches (e.g., Consequentialism, Deontology, Virtue Ethics, principle-based, absolute rule, utilitarian, virtue ethics, and care approach), ethical issues in the practice of health care, organ transplantation and trade, end-of-life issues; life, health, reproductive issues such as abortion, stem cell research, severely ill babies, eugenics, genetic engineering, surrogacy; health resource allocation (micro); experimentation and research involving human subjects (micro); whistle-blowing in the medical profession and developing world health issues; medical migration; health promotions

Limited slots are available. For inquiries and reservation, interested parties may contact Mr. Ricky Sabornay at telefax no: (02)4269590 or email: bioethics-training @