Wintersession 2020 Philosophy Courses

Philosophy and Biomedical Ethics | PHL 321E 50W

Course Description: This course examines the ethical and philosophical dimensions of medicine. After a review of major ethical theories and approaches to medical ethics, we will explore a variety of contemporary ethical issues, including the doctor-patient relationship, obligations to treat or not-treat, end-of-life decision-making and physician aid-in-dying, the fundamental goals of medicine, procreative choice, emerging biotechnologies such as stem-cell research, and human subjects research. Numerous cases and videos are used to highlight moral issues for discussion. Students will also learn skills of medical ethics case analysis.

Instructor: Mark HansonCredits: 3 | Course Time: Online | CRN: 34775