Indian Journal of Open Learning (ISSN: 0971-2690), Vol 28, No 1 (2019)

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Bioethics Programme through Open and Distance Learning Mode using ICT Aids: An Innovative Design

S. B. Arora, Neerja Sood, Moumita Das

Abstract


Physicians worldwide, follow the International Code of Medical Ethics. Medical ethics is focused on medical practices, whereas the broad area is Bioethics. Recognizing the need for Bioethics, School of Health Sciences (IGNOU) in collaboration with Indian Council of Medical Research launched one year Post Graduate Diploma in BioEthics programme in 2011. The design of the programme followed pedagogical steps. The innovative features of the programme were the Curriculum, Interactive Design, which included appropriate media, OERs, interactivity, assessment, discussion forum. The programme will help the students to put into practice ethical principles while conducting bio-medical research and health research.

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