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The Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum has opened a Faculty of Bioethics
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This faculty aims to form specialists in bioethics, capable of competently addressing the numerous and difficult ethical problems that continually crop up in the area of biomedical and biological sciences

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Faculty of Bioethics

The Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum has opened a Faculty of Bioethics. This Faculty, the first to be created in the world, offers the possibility of a solid and profound academic preparation in the difficult field of Bioethics, in three levels: Bachelor, Master and Doctorate.
The courses will begin next October 2001, with the first year of every level.

The Faculty of Bioethics aims:

To form specialists in bioethics, capable of competently addressing the numerous and difficult ethical problems that continually crop up in the area of biomedical and biological sciences; strongly underlining the dignity of the human person and defending every human individual´s life from conception to natural death.

Intended for:

All who are interested in themes such as bioethics, health promotion, and defence of life. Young people, who want to dedicate themselves professionally to bioethics. Doctors, nurses and other Health workers. Priests, catechists and those dedicated to pastoral tasks and committed to the proclamation of the "Gospel of Life".

Lawyers, philosophers, social communicators. Volunteers or professional people generously dedicated to the service of those most in need: the poor, women in difficulty, unborn or abandoned children, sick and handicapped persons, the elderly …

The reason of this Faculty:

Bioethics, in recent
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years, has become a genuine academic subject, branching into other subjects and becoming a genuine profession. Academic degrees which guarantee adequate expertise are more than ever necessary for those who intend working in this area.

Application fields:

• Bioethics committees in clinics, hospitals, and biomedical and biological investigation centers.
• Universities and High schools.
• Institutions dedicated to bioethics: centers and institutes, associations and various groups.
• Institutions dedicated to study of marriage and family.
• Service and Help organizations: Family consulting centres, natural family planning centers, organizations for women in difficulty, and for carrying pregnancy to completion.
• Organizations and movements that defend life and promote "the culture of life."
• Ecclesiastical structures and institutions: commissions of the national or regional bishops´ conferences, diocesan or parochial commissions.
• Seminaries, theological faculties, institutes of religious sciences and other institutions dedicated to the formation of future priests, men and woman religious, consecrated persons, religion teachers, catechists and other pastoral agents.
• Persons and groups who are directly active in public life: Legislators, government health and education ministries, political parties or movements.
• Encounters for reflection and formation: congresses, debates, conferences, round table discussions, study seminars….
• Social Communications Media.

Who can register?:

• For the bachelor´s course, all those persons who hold a certificate that in their country is valid for university studies.

• For the master´s course, all who have satisfactorily completed the bachelor degree in Bioethics or in Theology.

• For the doctorate, all those who have a master in bioethics degree, or a master in Theology and an adequate preparation in Bioethics.

* Scientific Council: The Faculty counts with the help of a prestigious international Scientific Council .

* Master in Bioethics:The Faculty also organizes a "Master in Bioethics" open to students coming from other faculties or universities.

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PUBLICATION DATE: 2002-04-24


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