Degree in Health Engineering La Salle Campus Barcelona

Degree in Health Engineering

Lead the technological advances that will define the medicine of the future.


The main objective of bioethics is interdisciplinary reflection on the conflicts of human life. For this reason, during the course the student will reflect on the essence of ethics and the great declarations of principles that govern professional practice and civic life in democratic societies. The most current areas of discussion and the various forms of argumentation and resolution of moral conflicts will also be presented. After presenting the theoretical foundations of bioethics and its fields of interest, the student will explore the conditions of possibility of professional excellence and ethical conflicts applied in the field of Health in the current context. Tras presentar los fundamentos teóricos de la bioética y sus campos de interés, el estudiante explorará las condiciones de posibilidad de la excelencia profesional y los conflictos éticos aplicados en el campo de la Salud en el contexto actual.
Type Subject
Tercer - Obligatoria

Titular Professors

Previous Knowledge

Not required.


Students acquire the knowledge and develop the skills indicated below:
1. Know how to distinguish the level of ethical reflection in professional practice in relation to the legal legal level.
2. Delve into concepts that have a specific legal framework, knowing their limits and possible applications (conscientious objection, actions at the end of life, protection of personal data).


1. What is ethics?
2. Personalistic principles of ethics.
3. Applied ethics.
4. The birth of bioethics and its foundations.
5. Bioethical principles.
6. Bioethical conflicts in health care and research.


The Bioethics subject classes aim to provide Health Engineering students with the ethical foundations to respond to the exercise of their own profession. This knowledge will be obtained mainly through theoretical sessions. Additionally, other teaching methodologies will be used: analysis of cases individually and in small groups on a specific calendar, critical reading of texts, carrying out ethical procedures, identification of ethical conflicts in transversal cases, preparation of works and use of information and technology technologies. communication.


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Basic Bibliography

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Additional Material

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