The course aims to equip students with a range of analytical tools with which to assess and make judgments about competing ethical claims. It will also enhance students’ ability to communicate clearly and effectively about ethical issues, both with colleagues and with patients/clients and others. The training in Ethics is to develop the understanding of ethics in both the conceptual and practical realm, drawing on diverse historical and cultural traditions and social and political visions.
On successful course completion the students will be able to identify and name the most important ethical directions and areas of activity; to describe the main ethical principles, values and norms; explaining and setting out ethical categories, showing and listing their use in society and professional work, and recognizing, evaluating, and pointing out cases of ethical concern that give rise to dilemmas, conflicts of interest, potential risks of corruption, and how to address them.
Students will be able to apply the acquired knowledge in a practical way; to see and analyze ethical aspects in different fields of activity and situations; make appropriate decisions and act in accordance with ethical values, principles and norms; they will be skilled in explaining, demonstrating and addressing ethical issues in collaboration with fellow human beings; to de-fend, to argue, to persuade and to exemplify the promotion and observance of ethical values in society.
The knowledge gained through participation in the work of various institutions and bodies will help students to demonstrate their competence of professional and ethical behaviour. Through their personal example, students will develop and enhance the ethical environment, competence, professionalism and reputation of these institutions. The knowledge gained will contribute to good governance, which will be expressed through mutual respect with co-workers, the public and potential clients.