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Bioethics (Diversity)

General

Prefix

PHIL

Course Number

328

Course Level

Undergraduate

Department/Unit(s)

College/School

College of Liberal Arts

Description

Theories, principles, and methods. Ethical issues in health care, such as patient autonomy, informed consent, genetic engineering, biomedical research on human and nonhuman subjects, and justice. Development of written arguments on bioethical issues.

Credits

Min

3

Max

3

Repeatable

No

Goals and Diversity

MN Goal Course

Yes

MN Goal Designation(s)

09

Cultural Diversity

Yes

Learning Outcomes

Outcome

Place bioethics in the landscape of ethics.

Outcome

Assess the moral justification of chief standards for decision-making in the cases of children and people with profound mental and physical impairments.

Outcome

Associate competing views about the moral status of medically assisted death with the relevant moral theories.

Outcome

Decide whether new reproductive technologies such as ova donation and surrogacy undermine women’s dignity.

Course Outline

Course Outline

Ethical theories, their impact on the principles and methods of bioethics. 20% Managing patient information. 10% The doctrine of informed consent for patients with and without competence. 10% Ethical issues at the beginning and the end of life. 10% Ethical issues in biomedical research, and justice in health care. 10% Application of theories to cases and issues. 20% Development of moral reasoning. 20%