PHIL 6033 - Biomedical Ethics, 3 Credits

Prerequisite(s): COMP 1503 with D or better and BIOL 1104 with D or better or BIOL 1303 with D or better or BIOL 1404 with D or better or BIOL 1813 with D or better or BIOL 2204 with D or better or BIOL 2504 with D or better or BIOL 2803 with D or better or BIOL 4254 with D or better or CHEM 1114 with D or better or CHEM 1514 with D or better or CHEM 1984 with D or better or CHEM 2124 with D or better or CHEM 2984 with D or better or CHEM 3514 with D or better or CHEM 4524 with D or better or NURS 1108 with D or better or NURS 2001 with D or better or NURS 2201 with D or better or NURS 2208 with D or better or NURS 3310 with D or better or NURS 3403 with D or better or NURS 4001 with D or better or NURS 4410 with D or better or NURS 4502 with D or better or NURS 5513 with D or better or NURS 6403 with D or better or VETS 2013 with D or better or VETS 2014 with D or better or VETS 3002 with D or better or VETS 3004 with D or better or VETS 3024 with D or better or VETS 3204 with D or better or VETS 4103 with D or better or VETS 4202 with D or better

Level: Upper

Course Attributes: Gen Ed - Humanities, Liberal Arts and Science

This course is a study of specific ethical problems in the practice of medical science. Ethical issues examined include abortion, impaired infants, euthanasia, paternalism, truth-telling, confidentiality, human and animal experimentation, reproduction, cloning, and scarcity of resources. The purpose of the course is to provide an accepted ethical and biomedical framework to enable the student to reason clearly and effectively about the ethics involved in medical science and technology. Class sessions emphasize student participation and debate and use case studies as a format for discussion. The course assumes no prior knowledge of philosophical ethics. The course has also been designed to help students refine their ability to read and write scholarly work.