GMS 6873 Introduction to Medical Bioethics
Medical Bioethics provides students with a very intensive review of the dynamic field of Bioethics in the areas of medical practice and research. Online lectures presented by various experts as well as the recommended readings, offer students the opportunity to learn about many biomedical ethics issues facing our nation and world and the impact of these issues in medicine and research. This course conveys the importance of the integrated and collaborative research and professionalism that one can expect to encounter within the health care and scientific communities. This course will hopefully be one of the many educational experiences that prepare undergraduates for professional studies in the medical sciences.
Purpose of course
The purpose of this course is to allow students to thoughtfully consider current issues in medical bioethics in an environment where communication is open and free. Students are encouraged to work with the course coordinator and each other to explore all sides of each topic presented to allow for an enriching experience for all students.
By the end of the course, students will be able to:
- Construct thoughtful opinion papers regarding current issues in medical bioethics
- Critically evaluate the positions of all parties involved in the medical decision making process
- Be knowledgeable and respectful of cross-cultural opinions of medical bioethics
Communicate effectively with patients and other health care providers regarding bioethical issues in the workplace
|Week 1||Course Introduction and Syllabus|
|Week 2||Principles of Bioethics Philosophy|
|Week 3||IRB Regulations of Human Participation|
|Week 4||Religious and Multicultural Values|
|Week 5||Research Papers|
|Week 6||Beginning Life Issues (Abortion & Stem Cells)|
|Week 7||End-of-Life Issues (PAS & Euthanasia)|
|Week 8||Organ Donation and Procurement|
|Week 9||Clinical Communication|
|Week 10||Involuntary Psychiatric Commitment|
|Extra credit 1||Medical Emancipation|
The syllabus for this course can be found here.
No Textbooks are required for this class.