Brief Profile of the Biblical Theology Department, CIWA
The Biblical Theology Department of the Catholic Institute of West Africa, Port Harcourt, was one of the first three Departments that began with the Institute from its inception on 8th December 1981 at Ozoba. From onset the Department has been blessed with well qualified and seasoned lecturers who have continued to produce graduates with Masters (MTh), Licentiate (STL) and Doctoral (PhD) degrees. Those graduates in turn have distinguished themselves in Church and society. Among them today are three Bishops.
To oversee the academic matters of the Department, the Biblical Department has had four Heads – Justin S. Ukpong, Kris Owan, Teresa Okure, SHCJ and the current HOD Emmanuel O. Nwaoru.
Coincidentally, two of the HODs, Rev. Fr. Justin Ukpong (late) and Sr. Teresa Okure, SHCJ, became the first two Professors of the Institute in 1999.
Composition of the Department in the current (2015/2016) Academic Year
The Department has a Professor in Residence, Sr. Prof. Teresa Okure, SHCJ and five full-time lecturers – Rev. Fr. Prof. Emmanuel O. Nwaoru, Rev. Fr. Dr. Anthony Umoren, MSP, Rev. Fr. Dr. Luke Ijezie, Rev. Fr. Dr. Ignatius Obinwa and Rev. Fr. Dr. Peter Onwuka and candidates pursuing various programmes – Propaedeutic, Masters, Licentiate and Doctorate.
Biblical Theology Courses
In keeping with Sapientia Christiana the Department offers courses in the following Stress Areas:
Courses in these areas help students to acquire mastery of basic exegetical and methodological skills needed in handling Biblical text, knowledge of contemporary interpretative methodologies applied in reading the Bible in context, and major research tools available in all these areas.
This warrants that students in the Department begin with Beginners Course in the first year (Propaedeutic Year) in Old Testament Hebrew Morphology (BIB 4010) and New Testament Greek Morphology (BIB 4030). Here they are introduced gradually to paradigms, while they learn easy translations from the Hebrew and Greek Bible.
The major courses are offered in the following areas:
Here the student acquires the ability for syntactical analysis of chosen Biblical texts as well as for reading and translating the same. There is also introductory study of Textual Criticism of both testaments. Doctoral candidates are expected to demonstrate high proficiency in the knowledge of Biblical Hebrew and Greek and a good working knowledge of Biblical Aramaic (BIB 6032).
Outside the major courses students are also expected to take Elective and Faculty courses which they may choose from or outside the Biblical Department.
The student studies the basic characteristics, strengths, and weaknesses of the major methodologies applied in contemporary Biblical studies, Old and New Testaments, particularly
The student is introduced to the process of interpreting or explaining select Biblical texts and passages from Biblical books, using major research tools and methodologies.
Select Biblical themes are treated as courses or Seminars, especially those relevant to the African context. They cover among others:
List of Courses offered at Masters / Licentiate Level
LAN 4010 NT Greek I & II
BIB 5011 – Contemporary Orientations in Biblical Studies
BIB 5021/2 – OT Syntax & Lexis
BIB 5041/2 – NT Greek Syntax & Lexis
BIB 5051 – Introduction to Wisdom Literature
BIB 5091 Introduction to Intertestamental Literature
BIB 5131 – Hosea: Exegesis and Hermeneutics
BIB 5151 The Psalms: From Messianism to Christology
BIB 5211 Exodus and Sinai Covenant
BIB 5241 The “Ish Elohim” in the Book of Kings
BIB 5321 1 Corinthians: Exegesis and Hermeneutics
BIB 5321 Romans: Exegesis & Hermeneutics
BIB 5351 Letter to the Hebrews: Exegesis and Hermeneutics
BIB 5421 (Fac) Sex & Gender in the Bible & Extra Biblical Cultures
BIB 5511 (Sem) Creation and Recreation
BIB 5521 (Sem) Social Issues in the Prophets
BIB 5541 (Sem) The NT and Gentile Cultures
BIB 5541 (Sem) Jesus, Women and the Church in the NT
BIB 5132 – Jeremiah: Exegesis and Hermeneutics
BIB 5132 – Isaiah 1-39: Exegesis and Hermeneutics
BIB 5232 Genesis 1-11: Exegesis and Hermeneutics
BIB 5242 – Selected Themes in Sam / Kings
BIB 5242 – Deuteronomic History and Theology
BIB 5312 – Mark’s Gospel: Exegesis and Hermeneutics
BIB 5312 John’s Gospel: Exegesis and Hermeneutics
BIB 5322 Colossians: Exegesis and Hermeneutics
BIB 5332 – Acts of the Apostles: Exegesis and Hermeneutics
BIB 5342 – Selected themes in Revelation
BIB 5432 (Fac) The Parables of Jesus in Contemporary African Setting
BIB 5432 (Fac) Gospel Miracles & Faith Healing
BIB 5542 (Sem) Salvific Universality of Christ in Ephesians/Colossians
BIB 5542 (Sem) Biblical Interpretations in Africa
BIB 5542 (Sem) Contemporary Issues in Feminist Hermeneutics
List of Courses offered at Doctorate Level
BIB 6011 Methods, Theories and Philosophical Orientations in Biblical Studies II
BIB 6021 History of Exegesis and Exegetical Methodologies
BIB 6111 The Pentateuch
BIB 6121 The Historical Books
BIB 6131 Prophetic Literature
BIB 6311 The Canonical Gospels
BIB 6321 Acts of the Apostles
BIB 6331 The Pauline Letters
BIB 6142 Wisdom Literature
BIB 6152 The Writings
BIB 6332 (Sem) Salvific Universality of Christ in Ephesians/Colossians
BIB 6342 The Catholic Epistles
BIB 6352 The Letter to the Hebrews
BIB 6362 The Book of Revelation
BIB 6211 (Sem) Creation and Recreation
BIB 6221 The Patriarchs and their Covenants
BIB 6231 OT Institutions
BIB 6241 (Sem) Messianism
BIB 6411 The Evangelists and their Traditions
BIB 6421 NT Theology
BIB 6431 (Sem) NT Institutions and Ministries
BIB 6441 The Church and Churches in the NT
BIB 6252 (Sem) The Problem of Evil
BIB 6262 (Sem) Religion and Society
BIB 6272 Jewish Feasts and Worship
BIB 6282 The OT and other Religions
BIB 6292 Women in the OT
BIB 6452 (Sem) Christology and Soteriology
BIB 6462 NT Ethics
BIB 6472 (Sem) The Kingdom of God
BIB 6482 Mission in the NT
BIB 6492 Covenant in the NT
BIB 6511 Introduction to the Intertestamental Era
BIB 6521 (Sem) Judaism
BIB 6541 Graeco-Roman World
BIB 6551 Apocryphal and Pseudepigraphal Writings
BIB 6571 Jewish Historians and Philosophers
BIB 6532 (Sem) Hellenism
BIB 6562 Qumran
BIB 6582 Rabbinic Exegesis
BIB 6592 (Sem) Apocalypticism
BIB 6611 Greek Philosophers and the Bible
BIB 6621 (Sem) The Mystery Religions
BIB 6631 Gnosticism
BIB 6642 NT Apocalypticism
BIB 6652 (Sem) NT Apocryphal Literature
BIB 6662 (Sem) Hermetic Literature
List of Courses offered at Bachelors Level
ELC 151/2 NT Greek I & II
RES 251/2 -Biblical Hebrew I & II
RES 211 -Introduction to Old Testament
RES 241 – Introduction to the Bible (Sacred Scripture)
RES 301 – -Introduction to New Testament
RES. 311 -Introduction to Wisdom Literature
RES 411 -The Gospel and Letters of John
RES 429 -History and Religion of Israel
RES. 212 -The Pentateuch
RES 216 -NT Studies: The Synoptic Gospels
RES 312 -The Pauline Epistles
RES 412 -Religion and Prophecy in Israel
RES 414 – Letter to the Hebrews and the General Epistles
DEPARTMENT OF SACRED LITURGY
Candidates in Sacred Liturgy are required to acquire a holistic knowledge of this branch of theology which deals with the life of worship in the Catholic Church. The Sacred Liturgy Department studies liturgy as a science with proper methodology. The Department offers courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate (Masters, Licentiate and Doctorate) levels. Contact us to learn more.
Courses for Undergraduate Degree:
RES 117 Introduction to Religious Worship
RES 217 Ancient Church History
RES 218 Medieval & Contemporary Church History
RES 327 Principles and Norms of Christian Worship
RES 423 Religion and Art in African Culture
Courses for Postgraduate Levels, Masters/Licentiate Degrees:
LIT 5011 Liturgical Methodology:
The course studies how to write a scientific research, liturgical textual criticism and hermeneutics of liturgical texts. It focuses on liturgy as a science, with a proper methodology, methodological criticism of liturgical documents, internal and external criticisms of liturgical materials, hermeneutics of liturgical documents, for instance, Biblical texts, Patristic and Euchological texts, and finally, global interpretation of the liturgical themes. Equally, it discusses the liturgical books in relation to their origin, history, development and theology. It examines the sources of liturgical tradition as working instruments for other studies. Other available courses are:
LIT 5041 Gestures and Postures in the Liturgy
LIT 5131 History of the Liturgy According to Cultural Epochs
LIT 5111 Introduction to Eastern Liturgies
LIT 5211 Theology of Liturgy
LIT 5311 Rites of Christian Initiation
LIT 5341 Rites of Reconciliation
LIT 5421 Liturgical Buildings/Edifices
LIT 5521 Liturgy and Bible/Liturgical Homily
LIT 5381 Rite of Virginity and Religious Profession
LIT 5371 Rite of Matrimony
LIT 5411 Principles of Liturgical Inculturation
LIT 5021 Liturgical Laws and Ceremonies
LIT 5451 Liturgy and Christian Responsibility
LIT 5321 Current Liturgical Problems
LIT 5511 Liturgy and Sources
LIT 5061 Pastoral Liturgy
LIT 5261 Liturgy and Ecology
LIT 5431 Order of Dedication of Church and Altar
LIT 5541 Creation of Rites As Alternative
LIT 5132 Theology of the Liturgical Year
LIT 5032 Liturgical Celebration and Community Building (Seminar)
LIT 5092 Signs and Symbols in Worship
LIT 5222 Liturgy and Pneumatology
LIT 5242 Liturgy and Ecumenism
LIT 5112 Introduction to Western Liturgies
LIT 5352 Rites of Anointing and Pastoral Care of the Sick
LIT 5162 Patristic Liturgical Literature
LIT 5252 Liturgy and Mariology
LIT 5142 Cult of the Saints and Ancestors
LIT 5362 Rite of Priestly Ordination
LIT 5062 Liturgical Spirituality
LIT 5392 Death and Christian Funeral Rites
Courses for Doctorate Degree:
LIT 6011 Liturgical Methodology:
Candidates for the doctorate degree in Sacred Liturgy are required to examine the different scientific approaches adopted in the study of sacred liturgy and the relation of this subject to other branches of theology. Other available courses are:
LIT 6111 Liturgical Year in the non-Roman Western Liturgies
LIT 6121 Rite of Penance in the Oriental Churches
LIT 6131 Celebration of the Liturgy of the Word
LIT 6141 Ad Celebratione Paschale Sacramentum
LIT 6151 Relationship between the Eucharist and Liturgy of the Hours (West)
LIT 6162 Charisms and Ministries in the NT
LIT 6152 Holy Spirit and Eucharist
LIT 6172 Liturgical Assembly and Mystery of the Church
LIT 6182 Celebrating in the Holy Spirit
LIT 6191 Eucharist and the Liturgy of the Hours
LIT 6211 Current Liturgical Problems
LIT 6222 Liturgy and Liberation
LIT 6231 Inculturation of the Liturgy of the Hours (West)
LIT 6241 Liturgical Inculturation of “De Benedictionibus”
LIT 6251 Liturgical Inculturation of “De Ordinatione Diaconi, Presbyteri et Episcopi”
LIT 6261 Liturgical Inculturation of “Ordo Lectionum Missae”
LIT 6272 Prefaces of the “Missale Romanum” of Paul VI
Lecturers in the Department:
Rev. Fr. Prof. Austin Echema(HOD)
Rev. Fr. Prof. Patrick C. Chibuko
Rev. Fr. Dr. Emmanuel C. Anagwo
Rev. Fr. Dr. Peter Ochu
DEPARTMENT OF SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY
Systematic theology is the coherent and systematic presentation of the Christian doctrine, and its content rests on the historical revelation of God in the historical figure of Jesus Christ. By its very nature, systematic theology is a discipline in theology. Systematic theology is the main branch of Christian theology, which draws on scriptures and Church’s tradition for its analysis of the data of the Christian revelation. In its analysis, it presents coherently the major themes of the Christian doctrines. The deep meaning of systematic theology is contained in the revelation that Christ makes of himself in the Trinity, in Creation, in Redemption, in the Eucharist, in the Church and in the sacraments.
Courses Available in the Department: The Department offers twenty four courses in the discipline of Systematic theology, and each for two hours of credit loads and a thesis of six credits, should be required for the STL degree in the programme. The courses offered in the discipline of Systematic Theology are as follows: Major courses, within the student’s area of specialization, faculty and elective courses, which are designed to broaden the student’s knowledge, seminars, which involve written and presenting of research papers. Included in the programme are such courses like Theology and Ecology, Evangelization and Social Justice, Faith Doing Justice, Human Dignity and Human Rights.
Stress Areas of Study in Systematic Theology: There are four major stressed areas in the department of Systematic Theology.
0 Foundational Courses – Introduction to Systematic Theology and
Introductory Courses in Methodology
1 Theology of God (Human Being, Creation and Ecology) and Christology
2 Pneumatology, Soteriology and Eschatology
3 Ecclesiology and Mariology
4 Sacramental Theology and Theology of Grace
DEPARTMENT OF MORAL THEOLOGY
Moral Theology fundamentally considered is a systematic and methodical understanding of Christian faith and the truths of Christian faith in relation to human conduct. Moral Theology begins, not from the rational reflection in one’s proper being but from reflection in revelation accepted in faith. It is both a study of God who inserts our life in his salvific work and also of man created by God and elevated to life in Christ Jesus.
The second Vatican council brought to the attention of the whole church the need of renewal in theology and moral Theology in particular. Concerning moral theology, the council complains that “the institutions, laws, and modes of thinking and feeling as handed down from previous generations do not always seem to be well adapted to the contemporary state of affairs”. (GS.7). Hence an imbalance develops between theoretical system of thought, which cannot fully master all the aspects of man’s existence today and a way of life and acting which is modern in practical matters, between the demands of moral conscience and a concern for practicality and efficiency. (GS.8). Today, moral theology is required to bridge this gap, and to reconcile theory and practice.
There is a close relationship between moral Theology and all other branches of theology. This is because it deals with all aspects of human conduct. As science and technology advances in modern discoveries, moral theology is also advancing in its approach to those other discoveries. This is because, they affect the human conduct. The pastoral constitution on the church in the modern word is one of the documents of the second Vatican council dedicated to questions of moral and pastoral theology. This document offers many contributions to a better understanding of Christian morality.
The aim of the Department is to make the students understand the teachings of the council, the popes, and synods that come after the council, especially as they relate to their moral actions. The courses offered are designed to help the students to achieve the above objectives, and to be abreast with modern discoveries in knowledge.
There are four stress Areas in the overall design of the courses. These include:
SESSION COURSES OVERVIEW
2016/2017 2017/2018 2018/2019
|MOR 5011||MOR 5042||MOR 5011||MOR 5042||MOR 5011||MOR 5042|
|MOR 5031||MOR 5082*||MOR 5031||MOR 5082||MOR 5031||MOR 5162|
|MOR 5061||MOR 5122||MOR 5051||MOR 5092||MOR 5061||MOR 5172|
|MOR 5071||MOR 5162||MOR 5111*||MOR 5142||MOR 5131||MOR 5192*|
|MOR 5131||MOR 5242||MOR 5121||MOR 5222||MOR 5141||MOR 5232|
|MOR 5141||MOR 5252||MOR 5261||MOR 5232*||MOR 5151*||MOR 5242|
|MOR 5171||MOR 5342||MOR 5321||MOR 5272||MOR 5211||MOR 5272|
|MOR 5191*||MOR 6372||MOR 5341||MOR 5352||MOR 5311||MOR 5322|
*students are expected to take at least one seminar in the semester.
STRESS AREAS IN MORAL THEOLOGY DEPARTMENT.
0 – Methodology and General Principles
1 – Marriage
2 – Morality in Society
3 – Bioethics
AVAILABLE COURSES IN MORAL THEOLOGY DEPARTMENT.
MOR 5011: Contemporary Orientations in theology, Methods, Theories
and Sources of Moral Theology.
MOR 5031: Conscience and Situation Ethics.
MOR 5042: Sin, Guilt and the Administration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation in Modern Africa.
MOR 5051: Fundamental Option and Object Choice.
MOR 5061: Law and Grace in the teaching of the Magisterium.
MOR 5071: New Proponents on Moral Norms in Moral theology.
MOR 5082: Moral values in Africa (Sem).
MOR 5092 Magisterium and Morality.
MOR 5111: Selected Questions in Decalogue.(Sem).
MOR 5122 Questions in Social Justice.
MOR 5131 Human Development, Peace, Justice and Non-violence.
MOR 5141: Problems in the First Commandment in Africa.
MOR 5151: African Traditional and Christian Morality (Sem).
MOR 5162: Inviolability of Human Life – Selected Problems.
MOR 5171: The Problems of Evil.
MOR 5191: Selected Contemporary Problems in the Society (Sem).
MOR 5211: Marriage: African Traditional and Christian.
MOR 5222 Theology of Sex: Man and Woman before God.
MOR 5232: Fertility and Infertility in Marriage.
MOR 5242 Questions in the Moral Teaching of the New Testament.
MOR 5252: Divorce, Remarriage, Biblical, Theological, Historical and Pastoral Orientation in Africa.
MOR 5261: Marriage Situations and Problems in Africa.
MOR 5272: The Unmarried Life, Sexual Deviations and Sexually Transmitted Disease (Sem).
MOR. 5282: Christian faith in the modern world.
MOR 5311: Problems in Medical Ethics.
MOR 5322: Principle of Biomedical Ethics.
MOR 5331: Medicine and Christian Morality.
MOR 5342: Ethical Perspectives on New Bioethical Issues.
MOR 5352: Health Care Ethics.
MOR.5361: Medical Ethics
MOR 5372: Medical systems in Africa.
MOR.5382: The fate of the family in Technological society
COURSES AND COURSE DESCRIPTIONS IN MORAL THEOLOGY
MOR 5011 Contemporary Orientation in Theology, Methods, Theories and Sources of Moral Theology.
Current situation in theological discussion, historical aspects in the evolution and understanding of theology as a scientific discipline, Western theology – developing world theology, conception of universality in theology. Methodology, Sources and Schools of Thought in Moral Theology.
MOR 5031 Conscience and Situation Ethics.
Role of conscience in moral action, situation ethics and its principal proponents. Culture, society social change and moral decision.
MOR 5042 Sin, Guilt, and the Administration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation in Modern Africa.
This course is a sociological study, modern society and the sense of sin. Sin in African context. Levels of guilt-feeling, taboos, social and religious guilt-feeling, the sacrament of reconciliation and the formation of mature Christian conscience in African Social dimension of sin.
MOR 5051 Fundamental Option and Object Choice .
The course discusses the problem of the modern person in decision making, how to make choices adequately ordered fro the kingdom of heaven. The problem of the absoluteness of certain moral norms. The psychological categories for deciding sin and guilt.
MOR 5061 Law and Grace in the Teaching of the Magisterium.
Principles of morality according to the New Testament, The role of law, love and Holy Spirit in morality. Catholic and Protestant moral theology – a confrontation, biblical foundations of the orientations.
MOR 5071 New Proponents on Moral Norms in Moral Theology –
The scope of this study will be to expose the debate on the normativity of moral acts, problems on norms raised by ethical borderline situations, consequentialism, proportionalism, deonotological and teleological ethics. Moral norms and Catholic tradition.
MOR 5082 Moral Values in Africa (Sem).
This seminar will undertake an excursion into the African ideas about what is good or bad, right or wrong. Good and reprehensible behavior, religious, supernatural and human sources of morality. God the divinities and ancestors, communal senators, proverbs and sayings regarding morality.
MOR 5092 Magisterium and Morality.
Relationship between magisterium and morality. Authoritative formulation of moral teaching. Nature and function of magisterium. Magisterium and the role of theologians in the Church.
MOR 5111 Selected Questions in Decalogue (Sem).
Cultural change and progress in Africa lead to problems in the relationship between parents, children, kith and kin, and the extended family. Human life is becoming less sacred, new ways of stealing and cheating are being discovered. The mass media seems to provide the opportunity for character assassination, and misinformation of all types.
MOR 5122 Question in Social Justice.
Social justice in Africa – the task of the Church examination of social doctrine of the Church in the recent encyclicals. How hard this addressed concretely the social problem in Africa.
MOR 5131 Human Development, Peace, Justice and Non-violence.
This course presents an overall introduction tom the themes and methods of Christian social Ethics which emphasizes human development, peace, justice and non-violence as a hallmark of Christian life.
MOR 5141 Problems in the First Commandment in Africa.
In moments of stress Christians tend to lapse into superstition. A sociological study of the hold of traditional beliefs. Examination of certain para-psychological phenomena. Spirit world and spirit power a problem for catechesis.
MOR 5151 African Traditional and Christian Morality (Sem.).
The religious basis of ethical action or dichotomy. Dichotomy between religion and morality as viewed in African traditional religion and Christianity. God, spirits ancestors, the Earth, Masquerades and moral Sanction Idea of divine invitation. Human perfection. Role of the sacred music and dance.
MOR 5162 Inviolability of Human Life – Selected Problems.
The inviolability of human life in the teaching of the Church. The death penalty biblical and traditional perspective philosophical and theological arguments, modern situation. War defensive and offensive. Direct and indirect killing.
MOR 5171 The Problems of Evil .
Evil and the devil. Evil in Scripture. Theology of today and actual scandal of evil. Liberation from evil, symbols and myths in society. African understanding of evil.
MOR 5191 Selected Contemporary Problems in the Society (Sem).
The socio-cultural effects of contemporary problems in the society such as war, hunger, poverty, industrialization, resources, population explosion, etc.
MOR 5211 Marriage, African Traditional and Christian.
Marriage as secular and marriage as divine institution. Biblical teaching on marriage Development of doctrine and practice in the early Church. Brief history of marriage in the Catholic Church African traditional Marriage Rite and the Christian celebration of marriage.
MOR 5222 Theology of Sex: Man and Woman before God.
Modern sex explosion. Sex, the human person and God’s intentions cultural ordering of love and sex. The African situation
MOR 5232 Fertility and Infertility in Marriage.
The importance of fertility, of male descendants in the life of African couples in the light of the Christian teaching of indissolubility of marriage. The problem of childless and polygamous marriage and the witness of Christian family.
MOR 5242 Questions in the Moral Teaching of the New Testament.
The moral teaching of the various parts of the New Testament in their various contexts. Morality and religion in the New Testament and New Testament answers to selected moral questions.
MOR 5252 Divorce, Remarriage, Biblical, Theological, Historical and pastoral Orientations.
A sociological and theological study. Sociological factors that contribute to stability in marriage. Outline history of divorce doctrine in Churches of East and West Pastoral care of the divorce and remarried, and polygamous persons.
MOR 5261 Marriage Situations and Problems in Africa.
Marital problems in Africa such as polygamy, trial marriages, childlessness, bareness and sterility. Infidelity. Parents and parents- in-law. Widow, divorce, changing roles in marriage. The Church’s teaching on marriage.
MOR 5271 The Unmarried Life, Sexual Deviations and Sexually Transmitted Diseases (sem.)
Problem of unmarried life. Sexual deviations like prostitution, homosexual and
lesbian relationships and rape, sexually transmitted diseases, etc.
MOR. 5282: Christian Faith in the Modern world
This course investigates how Christians can thrive in the midst of different religions and ideologies- Christianity, Judaism, Islam, African Traditional Religion, Hinduism, Capitalism, Atheism, Humanism, Marxist Socialism (Communism), African Socialism, Politics, New economic Orders etc
MOR 5311 Problem in Medical Ethics.
Ethical choices before doctors and nurses. Difficulties in childbirth. Abortion and the right of conscience. Euthanasia, Suicides bid. Terminal patients, Trans-sexual change co-operation between medicine and law enforcement agencies. The doctor/nurse and confidential information concerning his patients. Drug abuse.
MOR 5321 Principles in Biomedical Ethics.
Systematic and comprehensive analysis of ethical principles that apply to medicine, biomedical research and health. Care delivery, e.g. The principle of double effects, totality, autonomy, ordinary and extraordinary treatment, rule of confidentiality. Codes of ethics, etc.
MOR 5331 Medicine and Christian Morality.
Medical moral problem confronting hospital administrators and personnel, physicians, moral teachers and pastoral counselors on human life; surgery, therapy, pregnancy and delivery; sterilization, experimental use of drugs, mental defect, comatose patients, brain death, etc.
MOR 5341 Ethical Perspectives on New Bioethical Issues.
The pace of development in the field of biology and the life sciences has accelerated and has raised new ethical questions. The current attitudes towards abortion, euthanasia, human experimentation, organ transplantation, genetic engineering, procreation and reproduction, life, death, senility, etc need a major reassessment to evaluate their moral implications and effects in Africa.
MOR 5352 Health Care Ethics.
Health care ethics in society, the power of modern medicine to heal humans of physical and mental disease to improve human race, respect for human dignity in respect of sickness and death, drugs and alcohol, prostitution, treatment of rape victims, self-abuse, medical sexual problems and pastoral care.
MOR. 5361: Medical Ethics
This is geared towards the study of the practice of medicine and moral dilemmas that today confront health professionals and patients; it examines the areas of health care where ethical conflicts most often arise; it lays the groundwork for informed decision-making and unearths the complexities of medical practice e.g. moral mayhem in modern medicine, medical mistakes, informed consent, doctor patient relationship, etc.
MOR 5372: Medical Systems in Africa.
This course undertakes to study the co-existence of traditional and scientific medical institutions in Africa. The function of traditional medicine. Limited utility of scientific medicine in the areas of psychosomatic disorder, mystical forces and medicine. Traditional and Christian approaches to healing and wholeness.
MOR. 5382: The fate of the family in Technological Society – (Seminar)
This study provides a coherent analysis of a range of moral questions and social policy issues pertaining to human reproduction and the new reproductive technologies and examines the values and assumptions underlying common perceptions of sexuality and fertility, the value of children, the nature of parenting, the value a genetic link between mothers and their off-springs, the effects of reproductive technologies on the family.
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