PHIL3300 Medical Ethics

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CRS Acad Level: UG

Course #: PHIL3300

Credits: 3

Term: Fall

About the Course:

This course is an examination of the various schools of moral philosophy and their application to ethical dilemmas that commonly arise in the medical field. The first half of the course emphasizes various formal ethical theories, such as teleological and deontological theories, which address the different approaches used in the creation of a personal code of ethics and the ethical principles guide a profession or a society. The second half of the course will have the student analyze common health care dilemmas and apply the theoretical principles and practical methods used in reaching ethical solutions to ethical problems. The areas of health care delivery, health care policy, and biomedical research will be addressed and the impact of current health care regulations will also be considered. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing.

Course offered: Fall.