Biomedical Ethics

This course develops students' critical thinking about dilemmas in medicine and health care policy, such as those that arise around allocation of scarce resources, criteria for organ transplants, informed consent, experimentation on human subjects, AIDS research, embryo research and selective termination of pregnancy, euthanasia, and physician-assisted suicide. Through such cases the course introduces methods in moral reasoning, rights-based reasoning, decision-making under uncertainty, and utilitarianism in classic and contemporary normative reasoning.

Course Details

Campus: 
Boston
Format: 
Online
Level: 
0
Subject: 
Critical and Creative Thinking
Number: 
CRCRTH619
Semester: 
Summer 2017
Registration Status: 
Closed
Registration: 
Monday, April 3, 2017 to Thursday, June 1, 2017
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