Teodora Manea Hauskeller

September 2015 to November 2015

Problem Based Learning (PBLs), Y1, University of Exeter, Medical School

The PBLs' case units (Conception, Pregnancy, Infancy and Childhood) were a great occasion to work with intelligent and gifted students and to explore medical learning in a complex context, from anatomy and physiology to psychological, social and professional aspects of medicine. ​


December 2012 to present

EMH221- From Patient to E health Consumer, University of Exeter, Medical School

The new information technologies provide the patients with more and more possibilities from self-diagnosis to self-medication. A new type of patient, the e-health consumer will challenge future physicians. The aim of this course is to make students aware of this transformation and to discuss the ethical issues connected to it.

The patient is slowly moving from clinic to Internet. Online offers of drugs and all kinds of medical services are constantly increasing, but without ethical guidance that patients can have in hospital. Virtual space also enlarges the world and provides patients with the means to share their life and experiences with disease.

September 2011 to present

Workshops and lectures for the University of Exeter, Medical School

“Cross cultural aspects of medicine” (Y2)

“Medicine and the Art of Enhancement” (Y4),

 “From Patient to E-Health Consumer” (Y1),

“What is normal and should we treat it?” (Y4),

“Living with disability. The case of patients with Multiple Sclerosis” (Y2),

“Communication skills: are they performance art?” (Y4),

“Honing your senses to improve clinical judgement” (Y4).

September 2010 to present

E2/276 “Medicine and the Art of Enhancement”, University of Exeter, Medical School

“Medicine and the Art of Enhancement” aims to discuss the boundaries between therapy and enhancement in current medicine and biotechnological science and research context. Students will have the opportunity to reflect upon enhancement as the “art of making better humans” and to think about the ethical, economical and philosophical implications of it. If something, like for instance a limited memory capacity, is classified as a disease or disorder, and thus as requiring therapy, it will be a moral duty for physicians to prescribe memory-enhancing drugs, which should then be supported by NHS policy. But if we regard our average memory capacity as “normal species functioning” and its improvement consequently as enhancement, then there is no such duty.

Another part of the study unit will focus on how the anatomy of the human body became an object of art that attracts worldwide interest. This study unit is ideal for 4th year students because they have already been trained to understand medical problems and are ready to widen their horizons to the philosophical, ethical and aesthetical aspects correlated of medicine.

October 2004 to July 2006

Bioethics (Master Programme, UMF Medical School)

University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Gr.T. Popa, Iasi, Romania

October 1996 to February 2001

Hermeneutics and psychoanalysis of culture

University "P. Andrei", Iasi, Romania