Bioethics Applied to Sexuality and Human Reproduction

Program Presentation

The Bioethics Applied to Sexuality and Human Reproduction course is an academic program aimed at training professionals specializing in the study and research in Bioethics.

The program follows a methodological multidisciplinary education from a scientific, anthropological and ethical approach.

The course in Bioethics Applied to Sexuality and Human Reproduction intends to complement the theoretical handling of the different types of knowledge needed for the study of sexuality and human reproduction from a bioethical multidisciplinary approach. The program also includes a significant training component focused on research, based on knowledge and management of the triangular method of study typical of Bioethics .

From these two aspects, the student is then guided to the thematic development of the most relevant topics in the study and application of Bioethics as it relates to sexual behavior and human health based on the fundamentals of science.

The course in Bioethics Applied to Sexuality and Human Reproduction is an ideal supplement to enrich undergraduates or graduates interested in specializing in the Area of Bioethics , specifically the study of the evolution of Bioethics from its origins to the present, with emphasis on the field of life sciences and human health.

Who is the programme for?

The proposed methodology and the clear and diverse curriculum makes the Bioethics applied to Sexuality and Human Reproduction program designed for professionals interested in the study of sexuality and human reproduction from a bioethical multidisciplinary approach.

The subject of Bioethics applied to Sexuality and Human Reproduction is an ideal addition for undergraduates or graduates interested in subjects from the Bioethical Area.

Diploma

Successful completion of the Program will enable you to be awarded the degree in Bioethics Applied to Sexuality and Human Reproduction.

After successfully completing the Program, the student will receive the degree as awarded by the University where they have enrolled.

Program Structure

The estimated length for the Bioethics applied to Sexuality and Human Reproduction program is 470 hours (47 credits)a.

With regards to the distribution of time, it is established that:

  • Being an online program and not being subject to traditional class attendance, there is no established initial date so that students may enroll at any time subject to available spaces.
  • For academic reasons the program has a minimum duration of nine months.
  • The maximum time available for the program is twelve months. During this time, the student must have completed all assignments.

The credit structure of the Bioethics Applied to Sexuality and Human Reproduction program is shown in the following table:

  CREDITSa LENGTHb HOURS
Compulsory Subjects 37 9 370
Final Project 10 3 100
TOTAL 47 12 470

a. The equivalent value of credits can differ according to the university that grants the degree.
b. Length in months.

Objectives

General objective:

  • To train specialists in Bioethics with emphasis on the study of specific topics in the field of sexuality and human reproduction.

Specific objectives:

  • To train specialists to work with the three major knowledge areas: scientific, anthropological, ethical and moral.
  • To train specialists to have a good command of the triangular method of análisis, a multidisciplinary method typical of the Bioethical field.
  • To train specialists in Bioethics to gain a complete perspective of its application to sexuality and human reproduction.

Career Opportunities

The multidisciplinary nature of the program allows for different career paths. The three main groups suggested are:

  • Teaching
  • Research
  • Professional field consulting

Study Plan

The Bioethics Applied to Sexuality and Human Reproduction program has a curricular structure based on two sequential parts and a Final Project, with a total workload of 370 hours:

  • 1st Part: Subjects (370 hours).

The purpose of this first module is to introduce students to the general study of Bioethics. The topics provide the theoretical base that serves as the foundation for knowledge and management of bioethical discourse and methods.

The corresponding subjects and hours are shown in the following table:

SUBJECTS HOURS
Research methods 50
Biology of the human body 30
General biotechnology 50
Anthropological foundations of bioethics 30
Ethical foundations of bioethics 30
General bioethics 50
Bioethics of sexuality and human reproduction 40
Bioethics, health and medical practice 50
Solution/Change of family conflict 30
Workshop 5 10
TOTAL 370
  • 2nd Part: Final Project (100 hours).
2nd Part: Final Project Hours
Final Project 100

The last phase of the program is comprised of the Final Project, which may be started prior to the end of the 1stPart: Subjects, since at that time the student will have developed the necessary knowledge to begin the project.

The objective is to present a comprehensive document that shows the total development of the proposed project, contemplating the possibility of its practical implementation, according to the guidelines and details of the submitted Final Project. The Project should be a contribution to the field or related topics, both theoretical and applied.

Management

Academic Administration

  • Dr. Luis Vivanco Sierralta. Bioethics Platform. Biomedical Research Center of La Rioja (CIBIR). Spain

General Academic Coordination

  • Dra.(c) Irma Domínguez Azpíroz. Academic Coordinator of the Health and Nutrition Area in FUNIBER.

Teaching staff and Authors

  • Dr. Roberto Andorno. Senior Research Fellow and Lecturer. Institute of Biomedical Ethics. University of Zurich. Switzerland.
  • Dr. Nicolás Jouve de la Barreda. Professor. Department of Cellular Biology and Genetics. University of Alcalá de Henares. Spain.
  • Dr. Martha Tarasco Michel, MD. Researcher. Faculty of Bioethics. University of Anahuac. Mexico.
  • Dr. Marta Albert Márquez. Faculty of Law and Social Sciences. University of Rey Juan Carlos-Madrid. Spain.
  • Dr. Luis Vivanco Sierralta. Platform for Bioethics Research. Biomedical Research Center of La Rioja. Spain.
  • Dr. Luis Raez, MD. Associate Professor of Medicine. Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. University of Miami. Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine. USA.
  • Dr. Jean Laffitte. Pontificia Università Lateranense. Italy.
  • Dr. Jacques Saudeau, MD. Scientific Section Director. Pontifical Academy for Life. Italy.
  • Dr. Gaetano Torlone. Medicine Facoltà di e de Chirurgia Plastica. Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore. Italy
  • Dr. Elio Sgreccia. Centro di Bioethics. Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore. Italy.
  • Dr. Alfredo Martínez Ramírez. Principle Researcher. Biomedical Research Center of La Rioja. Spain.
  • Blanca Bartolomé, MD. Biomedical Research Center of La Rioja. Spain
  • Dr. Carlos A. Gómez Fajardo. Professor of Bioethics. Faculty of Medicine. Bolivian Pontifical University, Colombia. Faculty of Medicine. University of Sabana. Colombia.
  • Dr. Carlos Beltramo.Faculty of Education. University of Navarra. Spain
  • Dr. José Carlos Bermejo. Specialist in health humanization, in mourning and bioethics, Master Director in Counseling, a Postgraduate Course in Mourning, Humanization, in Management and Pastoral Care of the Health. Professor of the Ramon Llull University in Barcelona, Catholic University of Portugal and Rome, Author of numerous books and articles in Spanish, Portuguese and Italian.
  • Dr (c). Cesar Moreno. Faculty of Law and Social Sciences. University of Rey Juan Carlos-Madrid. Spain.
  • Dr (c). Jorge Olaechea. Faculty of Philosophy. Pontificia Università Lateranense. Italy
  • Dr (c). Montserrat San Martín. Faculty of Sciences, studies in agri-foods and informatics. University of La Rioja. Spain
  • Dr.(c) Vivian Lipari Zegarra. Doctoral Candidate. Master in Public Health from the University of Chile.

FUNIBER Training Scholarships

The Iberoamerican University Foundation (FUNIBER) allocates periodically an extraordinary economic item for FUNIBER Training Scholarships.

To apply, please fill out the information request form that appears in the web of FUNIBER or contact directly the Foundation’s headquarters in your country that will inform you if you need to provide some additional information.

Once the documentation is received, the Evaluation Committee will determine your application's eligibility for the FUNIBER Training Scholarship.