Undergraduate Edition 2019-2020

BIOL 491 Bioethics in Healthcare

The course provides an overview of most of the major areas of biomedical ethics. Participants will gain familiarity with terminology, resources, and major frameworks of ethical analysis in biomedical ethics. Issues that will be analyzed include physician-assisted suicide, pediatric ethical dilemmas, resource allocation, and problems posed by managed care and research ethics. Extensive use of case studies will develop the participants' ethical problem solving skills. Lecture: three hours.




Must be junior or senior classification Biology major or have the Department Chair's written consent.


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