HELP course on bioethics

The HELP* course focusing on Human Rights in Biomedicine was translated and adapted to the Belarusian legal order to be launched for both legal professionals (judges, lawyers and prosecutors) and health-care professionals of Belarus in the second part of 2018.

These two professional groups have been selected because of their responsibility for the implementation of Human Rights in Biomedicine. The course aims at raising awareness and developing competencies as well as procedural and practical skills allowing legal and medical professionals to put into practice the acquired knowledge in concrete situations.

The outline of the course was developed with the participation of the Belarusian experts.

Earlier in 2018 the Training-of-Trainers (ToT) of the HELP Programme was held in Minsk, Belarus.

*The course has been developed in close cooperation between the Council of Europe Bioethics Unit and European Program on Human Rights Education (HELP), following the well-established HELP-methodology.

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On 6 February 2019 a seminar to discuss the course and obtain the feedback of the test group was organised in Minsk.

Programme of the seminar



Jointly developed by the professors of the Belarusian Medical Academy of Post-graduate Education and of the Institute for retraining and qualification upgrading of judges, prosecutors and legal professionals at the Belarusian state university, the Methodological guidelines for the course “Bioethics: Human Rights in Biomedicine” is a unique and useful tool for professors of bioethics. The guidelines contain list of topics with indication of goals and tasks, their brief content, list of sources, necessary for preparation of the topics topics.