Bioethics Programme through Open and Distance Learning Mode using ICT Aids: An Innovative Design

  • S.B. Arora
  • Sood IGNOU
  • Moumita Das IGNOU
Keywords: Bioethics, Blended learning, Distance education


Physicians worldwide, follow the International Code of Medical
Ethics. Medical ethics is focused on medical practices, whereas the
broad area is Bioethics. Recognizing the need for Bioethics, School
of Health Sciences (IGNOU) in collaboration with Indian Council of
Medical Research launched one year Post Graduate Diploma in Bio-
Ethics programme in 2011. The design of the programme followed
pedagogical steps. The innovative features of the programme were the
Curriculum, Interactive Design, which included appropriate media,
OERs, interactivity, assessment, discussion forum. The programme will
help the students to put into practice ethical principles while conducting
bio-medical research and health research.

Author Biographies


Assistant Professor, School of Health Sciences, IGNOU, New Delhi

Moumita Das, IGNOU

Assistant Director, National Centre for Innovation in Distance Education, Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi.