Biotechnology and Social Regulation
Responsible:
Susana Silva
Description

This Course seeks to provide students with the main areas of analysis in contemporary empirical research that examines the social regulation of biotechnology.

Specific objectives:

To identify the key approaches and debates in the field of social studies of biotechnology and biomedicine;

To discuss the societal, economic and ethical repercussions of the politics of regulation;

To understand the heterogeneity of uses and social meanings associated with the applications of biotechnology;

To analyse the multiple inequalities in terms of power, property and citizensÂ’ interactions with biotechnology;

To evaluate the main fields of knowledge in contemporary research around health and biotechnology, in particular: reprogenetics, genomics, and new life sciences.

Observations:

 

Tuition Fee:
250€
Schedule:
9:00am - 1:00pm and 2:00pm to 7:00pm
Start date:
2010-05-26
End date:
2010-05-27