2020 - 2021 Catalog 
    
    Jun 04, 2020  
2020 - 2021 Catalog
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PHIL 222 - Bioethics

3 Credit: (3 lecture, 0 lab, 0 clinical) 3 Contact Hours: [Reading Level 3 ]


This course covers some of the major ethical theories, principles and approaches that affect life in the 21st Century, with a focus on decision making processes in the biological or health care related fields.
OFFERED: every semester

Course Goals/ Objectives/ Competencies:
Goal 1:  Delineate various opposing perspectives and philosophies in research ethics

  1. Describe primary ethical theories & principles
  2. Describe research ethics
  3. Compare autonomy and confidentiality

Goal 2:  Delineate various opposing perspectives and philosophies in stem cell research and other biotechnology related topics

  1. Describe the ethical implications of stem cell research
  2. Explain the ethical implications of genetic engineering/cloning
  3. Compare various methods of reproductive control

Goal 3:  Delineate various opposing perspectives and philosophies in medical resources

  1. Describe the health care system
  2. Explain health care availability and allocation
  3. Explain rights to healthcare treatment
  4. Explain how race & gender affect health care

Goal 4:  Delineate various opposing perspectives and philosophies in end of life issues

  1. Describe euthanasia and physician assisted suicide
  2. Explain medical futility
  3. Discuss care of infants with severe neonatal impairments

Goal 5:  Present, in oral or written form, a topic describing a bioethical issue

  1. Demonstrate objectivity
  2. Discuss opposing views on selected issue
  3. Utilize credible quality sources



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