NASHIK: The Maharashtra University of Health Science (MUHS) on Monday inaugurated the Unesco’s national nodal centre for bioethics on its premises. The centre would ensure that the graduate-level students get lessons on ethical practices in the field of medical and biology, which would be embedded in the syllabus from the next academic year beginning from June.
The aim of the centre is to solicit conceptual changes in medical faculties, form modern curriculum for education of ethics, provide training to the teachers for giving instructions on ethics, conceive educational tools and materials, establish collaborative research by combining centres and ensure bioethics training and teaching in Asia.
Speaking on the occasion, Russell D’Souza, Australia head of Asia Pacific Bioethics Programme, Unesco chair in Haifa, said the project is functioning in 51 countries across five continents in the world. “The centre in India is dedicated specifically to implement programmes in health science courses. It is a start of something which is believed to provide impetus to the birth of moral values,” he said.