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Bioethics & Ubuntu “A person can only be a person with and among other persons”
The purpose of the Bioethics Curriculum for undergraduate programmes is to enable students firstly to appreciate the range of ethical issues associated with the practice of medicine, health care delivery in general and health research. The curricular also aims to assist students to develop decision making skills based on ethical theories, principles and guidelines.


The teaching of decision making skills to resolve bioethical issues is not concerned with defining correct decisions but rather it is about understanding and practicingthe process of decision making through the use of case studies. The Unit has designed different curricular for all the undergraduate programmes (medicine, pharmacy and Laboratory Technology). Bioethics modules are compulsory for all undergraduate students in the College of Medicine.