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Jewish Medical Ethics

2020/2021 1st semester

REQUIREMENTS

 

Semmelweis University, Faculty of Medicine

Name(s) of the Institute(s) teaching the subject:

 Institute of Behavioral Sciences

Name of the subject:

in English: Jewish Medical Ethics I

in German:

in Hungarian: Zsidó orvosi etika I.

Credit value: 2 credits

Total number of hours: 2        lectures:  28   practices:  seminars: 0

Subject type:      compulsory course       elective course         optional course

Academic year:  2020/2021. I.
Subject code: AOSMAG139_1A

(In case of a new subject, it is filled by the Dean’s Office, after approval)

Name of the course leader: Rabbi Oberlander Báruch

Contact: oberlander@zsido.com

His/her workplace, phone number: Budapesti Ortodox Rabbinátus, 06-20/936-4682

Position: Elnök

Date and registration number of their habilitation: Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), May 5, 2010

Objectives of the subject, its place in the medical curriculum:  

The class introduces the ancient Jewish ethical system, as well as how that system can be applied in this modern age

Place where the subject is taught (address of the auditorium, seminar room, etc.):

1052 Budapest, Károly körút 20. II. Floor

Successful completion of the subject results in the acquisition of the following competencies:

General medical competencies are supplemented by special Jewish knowledge.

Course prerequisites:

Prerequisite for semester II. is the successful completion of semester I. semester I. has no prerequisite.

Number of students required for the course (minimum, maximum) and method of selecting students:

–.

How to apply for the course:

Through the Neptun system.

Detailed curriculum:

(Theoretical and practical lessons shall be given separately by numbering the lessons (by weeks). Please provide the names of the teachers of the lectures and practical lessons and indicate guest lecturers. Do not use attachments!

Always attach a CV for guest lecturers!)

 

 

Semester I.

1-2. Lecture: The religious orders and the duty of saving a life

3-4. Lecture: Doctors and God – The function of healing and prayer in Jewish ethics

5-6. Lecture: Euthanasia – The questions of death and dying in society

7-8. Lecture: Smoking and use of light drugs from the aspect of Judaism

9-10. Lecture: Medical malpractice in the light of Jewish law and ethics

11-12. Lecture: The possibilities for artificial insemination in Jewish law

13-14. Lecture: The advantages, disadvantages and conditions of cloning

Lecturers: Oberlander Báruch rabbi

Other subjects concerning the border issues of the given subject (both compulsory and optional courses!). Possible overlaps of themes:
Special study work required to successfully complete the course:

(E.g. field exercises, medical case analysis, test preparation, etc.)

Requirements for participation in classes and the possibility to make up for absences:

 

Methods to assess knowledge acquisition during term time:

(E.g. homework, reports, mid-term test, end-term test, etc., the possibility of replacement and improvement of test results)

Requirements for signature:

Type of examination:

Written report (paper) based on list of topics and recommended reading material.

 

Requirements of the examination:

(In case of a theoretical examination, please provide the topic list; in case of a practical exam, specify the topics and the method of the exam)

Submitting paper by deadline

 

Method and type of evaluation:

(Method of calculating the final mark based on the theoretical and practical examination. How the mid-term test results are taken into account in the final mark.)

 

 

How to register for the examination?:

Through the Neptun system.

Possibilities for exam retake:

Through the Neptun system

 

Printed, electronic and online notes, textbooks, guides and literature (URL address for online material) to aid the acquisition of the material:

Required reading:

Handouts given during lectures

 

Recommended reading:

Dr. Avraham Steinberg (Translated by Dr. Fred Rosner): Encyclopedia of Jewish

Medical Ethics, Feldheim Publishers, Jerusalem-New York, 1988, ISBN: 1-58330-592-0

Fred Rosner: Pioneers in Jewish Medical Ethics, Jason Aronson, New Jersey, 1997

Fred Rosner: Medicine in the Bible and the Talmud: Selections from Classical Jewish Sources, Ktav

Publishing House, New York 1977

Rabbi Moshe Tendler–Fred Rosner: Practical Medical Halachah, Association of Orthodox Jewish

Scientists, New Jersey 1990

David J. Bleich: Judaism and Healing: Halakhic Perspectives, Ktav Publishing House, New York 1981

Faitel Levin: Halacha, medical science, and technology: Perspectives on contemporary Halacha issues,

Maznaim Publishing Corporation, New York-Jerusalem, 1987

Fred Rosner: Medicine and Jewish Law II, Jason Aronson, New Jersey, 1993

Signature of the habilitated instructor (course leader) who announced the subject:
Hand-in date:

 

2020/2021 2nd semester

REQUIREMENTS

 

Semmelweis University, Faculty of Medicine

Name(s) of the Institute(s) teaching the subject:

 Institute of Behavioural Sciences

Name of the subject:

in English: Jewish Medical Ethics II

in German:

in Hungarian: Zsidó orvosi etika II.

Credit value: 2 credits

Total number of hours: 2        lectures: 28      practices:  seminars: 0

Subject type:      compulsory course       elective course         optional course

Academic year:  2020/2021. II.
Subject code: AOSMAG139_2A

(In case of a new subject, it is filled by the Dean’s Office, after approval)

Name of the course leader: Rabbi Oberlander Báruch

Contact: oberlander@zsido.com

His/her workplace, phone number: Budapesti Ortodox Rabbinátus, 06-20/936-4682

Position: Elnök

Date and registration number of their habilitation:  Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), May 5, 2010

Objectives of the subject, its place in the medical curriculum:  

The class introduces the ancient Jewish ethical system, as well as how that system can be applied in this modern age

Place where the subject is taught (address of the auditorium, seminar room, etc.):

1052 Budapest, Károly körút 20. II. Floor

Successful completion of the subject results in the acquisition of the following competencies:

General medical competencies are supplemented by special Jewish knowledge.

Course prerequisites:

Prerequisite for semester II. is the successful completion of semester I. semester I. has no prerequisite.

Number of students required for the course (minimum, maximum) and method of selecting students:

-.

How to apply for the course:

Through the Neptun system.

Detailed curriculum:

(Theoretical and practical lessons shall be given separately by numbering the lessons (by weeks). Please provide the names of the teachers of the lectures and practical lessons and indicate guest lecturers. Do not use attachments!

Always attach a CV for guest lecturers!)

 

 

Semester II.

1-2. Lecture: Genetics and Jewish law – What rights do we have over our gene pool?

3-4. Lecture: Genetics and Jewish law – The problem of the gene manipulated food products

5-6. Lecture: Siamese twins – The question of valuation between two living persons

7-8. Lecture: Parasolvency – What is the best method to compensate the doctor?

9-10. Lecture: Contraception in Jewish law

11-12. Lecture: Permitted and prohibited methods of organ transplantation

13-14. Lecture: The questions of DNA identification in Jewish law

Lecturers: Oberlander Báruch rabbi

Other subjects concerning the border issues of the given subject (both compulsory and optional courses!). Possible overlaps of themes:
Special study work required to successfully complete the course:

(E.g. field exercises, medical case analysis, test preparation, etc.)

Requirements for participation in classes and the possibility to make up for absences:

 

Methods to assess knowledge acquisition during term time:

(E.g. homework, reports, mid-term test, end-term test, etc., the possibility of replacement and improvement of test results)

Requirements for signature:

 

Type of examination:

Written report (paper) based on list of topics and recommended reading material.

 

Requirements of the examination:

(In case of a theoretical examination, please provide the topic list; in case of a practical exam, specify the topics and the method of the exam)

Submitting paper by deadline

 

Method and type of evaluation:

(Method of calculating the final mark based on the theoretical and practical examination. How the mid-term test results are taken into account in the final mark.)

 

 

How to register for the examination?:

Through the Neptun system.

Possibilities for exam retake:

Through the Neptun system

 

Printed, electronic and online notes, textbooks, guides and literature (URL address for online material) to aid the acquisition of the material:

Required reading:

Handouts given during lectures

 

Recommended reading:

Dr. Avraham Steinberg (Translated by Dr. Fred Rosner): Encyclopedia of Jewish

Medical Ethics, Feldheim Publishers, Jerusalem-New York, 1988, ISBN: 1-58330-592-0

Fred Rosner: Pioneers in Jewish Medical Ethics, Jason Aronson, New Jersey, 1997

Fred Rosner: Medicine in the Bible and the Talmud: Selections from Classical Jewish Sources, Ktav

Publishing House, New York 1977

Rabbi Moshe Tendler–Fred Rosner: Practical Medical Halachah, Association of Orthodox Jewish

Scientists, New Jersey 1990

David J. Bleich: Judaism and Healing: Halakhic Perspectives, Ktav Publishing House, New York 1981

Faitel Levin: Halacha, medical science, and technology: Perspectives on contemporary Halacha issues,

Maznaim Publishing Corporation, New York-Jerusalem, 1987

Fred Rosner: Medicine and Jewish Law II, Jason Aronson, New Jersey, 1993

Signature of the habilitated instructor (course leader) who announced the subject:
 
Hand-in date:
Opinion of the competent committee(s):
Comments of the Dean’s Office:
Dean’s signature: