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Thu 20 Feb, Thu 27 Feb 2020
09:30 - 13:30

Provided by: Graduate School of Life Sciences


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Critical Thinking and Bioethics

Thu 20 Feb, Thu 27 Feb 2020


As scientists, skills of critical thinking are well developed in hypothesis testing, observation and scientific projects. This workshop will incorporate other modes of logic and reason into scientific thinking.

This workshop will consist of a set of debates on current bioethical issues. We will then analyse and evaluate the presence and impact of critical thinking within those debates

PLEASE NOTE: This course consists of two half day sessions, with a week between sessions.

Target audience

GSLS PhD (all years) and Post Docs


Number of sessions: 2

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Thu 20 Feb   09:30 - 13:30 09:30 - 13:30 Student Services Centre, Exams Hall, Room AG03d map Caroline Broad
2 Thu 27 Feb   09:30 - 13:30 09:30 - 13:30 Student Services Centre, Exams Hall, Room AG03c map Caroline Broad

By the end of this workshop, you will have:

Knowledge of critical thinking with respect to logic and argument development

Skills in application of critical thinking using case studies and debate involving bioethics

Developing critical thinking skills and recognising how human elements impact on scientific enquiry

Support you in making more appropriate decisions in the direction of your scientific projects

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