Contemporary Bioethical views and Christian anthropology

Course Information
TitleΣύγχρονες Βιοηθικές αντιλήψεις και Χριστιανική Ανθρωπολογία / Contemporary Bioethical views and Christian anthropology
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorVasileios Kalliakmanis
Course ID600014139

Programme of Study: Anamorfōméno PPS Tmīmatos THeologías (2020)

Registered students: 4
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective CoursesWinter-3

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
  • Maria Sidiropoulou
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
After successful completion of the course, students will be able to: -analyze ethical dilemmas arising from the development of modern technologies -practice the appropriate theological criteria for discussing these dilemmas - be sensitizing ecclesial and general social awareness in addressing the contemporary bioethical challenges
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Course deals with bioethical dilemmas from modern developments in the field of Health Sciences. It presents the basic elements of Christian Anthropology based on the biblical-patristic tradition. It also highlights pastoral problems that arise in the application of biomedical technology. In particular, it examines the ethical concerns that arise at the beginning of human life, during and at the end of life.
Bioethics, Christian Orthodox bioethics, Theology, bio-medical technology
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Use of new technologies, e.g. video, powerpoint
Course Organization
Reading Assigment251
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities90.4
Student Assessment
Oral exams at semester's end
Student Assessment methods
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Παρασκευή Κιζιρίδου, Το αίτημα της ίασης στη λαϊκή θρησκευτικότητα, εκδόσεις Ροπή, Θεσ/νίκη 2017.
Additional bibliography for study
1. Μητροπολίτης Μεσογαίας και Λαυρεωτικής Νικόλαος, Ελεύθεροι από το Γονιδίωμα. Προσεγγίσεις Ορθόδοξης Βιοηθικής, Έκδοση Ιεράς Μητροπόλεως Μεσογαίας και Λαυρεωτικής, Λαύριο 2002 2. Σταυρούλα Τσινόρεμα (επιμ.), Θέματα βιοηθικής, Πανεπιστημιακές Εκδόσεις Κρήτης, Ηράκλειο 2013 3. Απόστολος Νικολαΐδης, Από τη Γένεση στη γενετική. Εγχειρίδιο βιοηθικής, εκδόσεις Γρηγόρη, Αθήνα 2006 4. Ελένη Καλοκαιρινού (επιμ.), Εισαγωγή στη βιοηθική: Ιστορικές και συστηματικές προσεγγίσεις, εκδόσεις Σύγχρονη Παιδεία, Θεσσαλονίκη 2014
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