PHIL 365 Biomedical Ethics: Theory & Practice • 5 Cr.
Examine ethical issues that arise in healthcare, such as provider-patient relations, death and dying, reproductive issues, human and animal experimentation, and bioethics and public policy. Offers the knowledge and skills needed to research, analyze, and evaluate positions taken on these or related issues. Special attention is paid to the practical use of ethics in clinical practice and in public society. Prerequisite: Acceptance to the program or permission of instructor.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
- Explain ethical principles and the philosophical arguments that bear on them.
- Apply ethical principles to a broad range of biomedical issues.
- Recognize and develop strategies for dealing with varying cultural perspectives on ethical issues.
- Apply ethical principles in detailed studies of particular cases.
- Evaluate arguments for and against proposed solutions to ethical dilemmas in the practice of medicine and biological research.