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PHIL 1035 - Biomedical Ethics

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture NoneLab None
Course Description: This course, intended for all students, provides background material in basic ethical theories, principles, and decision-making guidelines used in health care ethics. It examines moral issues confronting health care consumers, practitioners, and patients. It emphasizes the philosophical analysis of moral reasoning on specific topics such as truth-telling, confidentiality, human cloning, medical research, abortion, transplantation, allocation of resources, and euthanasia. Readings are selected from contemporary literature in bioethics.
MnTC Goals
6 Humanities/Fine Arts, 9 Ethical/Civic Responsibility

Prerequisite(s): An assessment score placement in RDNG 1000 , or completion of RDNG 0900  or RDNG 0950  with a grade of C or higher.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: An assessment score placement in ENGL 1021 , or completion of ENGL 0090  with a grade of C or higher.

Major Content
  1. Ethical theories and principles
  2. Models/guidelines of ethical decision-making
  3. Moral issues in biomedical ethics (these will vary depending on individual instructor’s choices)
  4. Diversity issues influencing health care decisions.

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. Explain basic ethical theories, principles, and decision-making guidelines used in biomedical ethics.
  2. Articulate the moral issues confronting health care practitioners, patients, consumers and others involved in medicine.
  3. Examine the moral and legal issues regarding public health policies.
  4. Articulate applications of ethical theory to contemporary moral problems.
  5. Articulate diversity challenges in health care.


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