Nuffield Council on Bioethics: Education Resources

The Nuffield Council on Bioethics engages in a number of educational activities to encourage discussion of bioethics issues among young people. One of these activities is to produce teaching resources on subjects that are covered in its reports. The resources are designed to fit into science and citizenship lessons.

The resources include:
* The forensic use of bioinformation
* The use of animals in research


The Nuffield Council on Bioethics has developed a set of teaching resources based on its 2007 report The forensic use of bioinformation: ethical issues. These include teachers' background information as well as a set of activities.

There are three activities to teach students to think about how fingerprints...

These Nuffield Council on Bioethics resources aim to help students make informed decisions about the use of animals in research.There are 10 activities to choose from, made up of individual starters, activities, plenaries and an assessment exercise which can be dropped into a lesson or used as a whole according to...

The resource consists of three case studies explore the ethical questions that arise for people using health services and provide background information, lesson notes, suggested activities and discussion questions.

The three case studies are:

*Personal genetic profiling for susceptibility to disease...

This series of short audio features explores ethical dilemmas around topical issues in science and health. The series is aimed broadly at 6-12 year-olds but may also be suitable for younger or older children. In each episode, Bene and Mal look at an everyday example of a dilemma, before discussing the ethics of a...


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