HIV/AIDS, Bioethics and The Law


Final level course, first semester.

Course Co-ordinator: Assoc Professor Anne Pope

Entrance requirements: All Preliminary and Intermediate Level courses to have been completed

Course outline: This elective introduces students to an interdisciplinary approach to theoretical, legal and ethical issues which arise when medicine, science, the state and the courts must deal with human responses to illness and suffering, in particular, the HIV/AIDS pandemic and related topics in South Africa. The aim is to promote analytical and critical reflection on the relationship between ethics, politics and the law, especially as they relate to responsibility, autonomy, and paternalism from a human rights perspective.