Bioethics Education

The importance of bioethics training for medical professionals and scientific researchers is well recognized in the Arab region.  However, teaching bioethics is still new in this region.  Therefore, there is a strong need to establish bioethics courses in many medical schools, nursing schools, and Universities.

In order to promote bioethics education in the region, UNESCO is establishing a network of teachers and institutions teaching bioethics courses in the region.  UNESCO also has several publications that can be used as teaching materials.

  • Bioethics Core curriculum-Section 1: Syllabus Ethics Education Programme (English / French / Arabic)
  • IBC report on Informed Consent (English)
  • Informed Consent (English / Arabic)
  • Human Cloning:Ethical Issues (English / French / Arabic)
  • Universal Declaration on the Human Genome and Human Rights (1997) (English / French / Arabic)
  • International Declaration on Human Genetic Data (2003) (English / French / Arabic)
  • Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights (2005) (EnglishFrench / Arabic)
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