2 ECTS / Semester / English

This CU is of the modular type and aims to address the principles and values of Bioethics related to the practice of Medicine

Intended learning outcomes (knowledge, skills and competences to be developed by the students)

  • Specify the historical foundations of Medical Ethics;
  • Frames the historical development of Bioethics;
  • Understand the clinical relationship and its particularities;
  • List the ethical challenges associated with each phase of the life cycle;
  • Explain and understand the ethical principles of research with human beings;
  • Know and enable the methodologies and tools to support clinical decision in ethics.



  • Historical aspects and evolution of Medical Ethics;
  • Conceptual and historical framework of Bioethics;
  • The Moral Experience;
  • Ethics and ethics;
  • Decision methodologies in clinical bioethics;
  • Clinical Relationship;
  • Clinical Communication;
  • Confidentiality and Secret;
  • Consent;
  • Professionalism;
  • Conscientious Objection;
  • Bioethics and early life (embryo status; reproductive medicine; neonatology and regenerative medicine, adolescence);
  • Bioethics and chronic disease;
  • Bioethics and end of life (critically ill and end of life patients, palliative care);
  • Ethics of Clinical Investigation with Human Beings;
  • Scientific Integrity and Investigation (scientific fraud; conflicts of interest; Good Practices);
  • Ethics Committees;
  • Mediation and Ethical Consulting.


Invited Teaching Assistant
Participation in Católica Medical School Coordination of the curricular unit Bioethics