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How ethicists work; basic Western ethical ideas including classical and preference utilitarianism, Kant and deontological theory, rights approaches, virtue ethics, feminist thought, the void; application to issues in biology, biotechnology, medicine and environment. Current cases histories with stakeholder analyses: these may include genetic engineering, cloning, patenting of biological material. Detailed knowledge of relevant biotechnological science will form a central part of the bioethics component of this module. To provide the student with an appreciation of how scientific research is commercialized and the quality management systems that are employed to control the bio-manufacturing process.