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Bioethics: Navigating the Ethical Dilemmas of our Future

Bioethics: Navigating the Ethical Dilemmas of our Future

Course Duration

September 7 - December 15, 2023
January 11 - May 3, 2024

Course Description

RECOMMENDED FOR: Juniors and Seniors



The purpose of this course is to deepen the ethical and moral competence of students who are interested in the healthcare field. Medical decisions are some of the most difficult decisions that we have to make, and in this course, students will learn how to make these decisions, closely examining beginning and end of life issues, the ethics of medical research, justice concerns in the medical field and emerging technologies in medicine. This course is taught from a Catholic perspective and students will learn the teaching of the Catholic Church through the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Healthcare Services, but students will also be free to discuss their own moral views in discussion forums and projects. This course requires weekly engagement but is primarily asynchronous which allows students to work around their school schedule. There is a synchronous meeting that will take place one evening per week that is optional for students to attend. Meeting times to be determined at the beginning of the term.

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