With the rapid technological progress in biomedical sciences in recent
decades, bioethics has become an academic discipline in its own
Bioethics demands a working knowledge of such diverse areas as
medicine, biology, law, philosophy and theology. For this reason a
coordinated interdisciplinary approach is necessary. Whereas specialists in any of
these areas can provide helpful input, only those with a
global bioethical formation can competently address the complex ethical issues.
An academic degree in Bioethics provides the required expertise for
those who wish to work in this emerging field.
be interested in Bioethics?
-Anyone interested in healthcare, defense of human
life and the ethical dimensions of biotechnology.
-Young people who want
to pursue a professional career in bioethics.
-Doctors, pharmacists, nurses and
other healthcare workers.
-Priests, religious, catechists and teachers dedicated to proclaiming
the "Gospel of Life".
-Lawyers, politicians, legislators, journalists and other professionals
dealing with life issues.
-Volunteers and all those engaged in the
service of those in need: Women in difficulty, the poor,
abandoned children, the unborn, the sick, the elderly and handicapped
The formative areas
Given the interdisciplinary character of the bioethics curriculum
at Regina Apostolorum and the broad range of its practical
applications, studies are structured as follows:
-Introduction to the core subjects
of Medicine, Biology, Philosophy, Law and Theology
-General Bioethics: The study
of its history and foundational principles
-Specialized Bioethics: Analysis of the
principal problems (genetic manipulation, cloning, artificial insemination, fetal diagnosis, organ
-Practical exercise: Hospital and clinical visits,
first-hand experience by participating in Bioethics committees.
Our academic approach
method employed for the study of these areas is characterized
by an untiring search for truth founded on sure metaphysical
and anthropological principles, solid scholarship and sincere adherence to the
Magisterium of the Church.
“What a joy to find
a group that cherishes the same aspirations for promoting the
dignity of human life.” Charmaine Graves, Halifax, Canada.
“Studies are demanding
but rewarding. Along with receiving a great theoretical preparation, we
are given insight about ourselves.” Monika Haas, Linz, Austria.
Regina Apostolorum is providing the ideal complement to my medical
career in obstetrics.” Dr. Rosalia Balisteri, Rome, Italy
“My pastoral activity
demands that I have clear ideas in the bioethics field
and I am getting just what I need at Regina
Apostolorum.” P. Kenneth Sleyman M.M., Rochester, New York, USA
Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum
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00163 Rome - ITALY
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