Basics of Bioethics
Berman Institute (Bioethics)
2023 - 2024
Monday, June 5, 2023
Friday, June 9, 2023
M, Tu, W, Th, F, 9:00am - 12:20pm
Bioethics issues confront health care, public health, and science on a daily basis. This course offers an introduction to the foundational approaches to bioethics and discusses their application from both a historical and contemporary perspective. It will provide useful background for health care professionals, policy makers, researchers, students, and anyone interested in these critical issues.
Offers an introduction to fundamental issues and approaches in bioethics, provides an overview of the history of the field, and highlights the events that led to the birth and growth of bioethics. Introduces theoretical approaches to bioethics, public health policy, research ethics, ethics of genetics and science, and clinical ethics. Provides students with opportunities to gain from the experience of some of the most respected scholars in the field of bioethics.
Learning ObjectivesUpon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
- Discuss the history of bioethics and how it evolved as a field
- Identify ethical issues in clinical practice, public health (both national and global), science, policy, and research
- Apply ethical theories, principles, and concepts as approaches to addressing ethical issues
Methods of Assessment
This course is evaluated as follows:
- 40% 2 Short reflections write-ups
- 20% Participation
- 10% Outline for final paper
- 30% Final Paper
This is a hybrid course with both a synchronous online
section (700.600.49) and an in-person section (700.600.11). Please choose the modality you need (either online or in-person) when registering in SIS.