Social Perspectives on Biomedical Ethics

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Learning Objectives:

1. General and Applied Ethics. To gain an understanding of ethical theory and the principles used by individuals, social groups and formal organizations to justify decisions in respect to biomedical issues, an academic background in the philosophy of science and ethical reasoning is necessary.

  • PHIL 248: Scientific Reasoning
  • PHIL 251: Ethical Issues in Science
  • PHIL 350: Ethical Theory
  • PHIL 358: Bioethics
  • PHIL 372: Philosophy of Science
  • PHIL 455: Applied Ethics

2. Social Context of Health. To gain an understanding of the current health care systems and public issues regarding medicine and health care, an academic background in the organization, history, and delivery of medicine and its social context is required.

  • HAPP 200: Human Development Implications for Health and Disease
  • POLI 452: Politics of Health
  • SOCY 351: Medical Sociology 
  • SOCY 352: Issues in Health Care
  • SOCY 359: Death and Dying
  • SOCY 420/620: Social Epidemiology
  • SOCY 452/652: Health Care Organization and Delivery

3. Research Skills and Practical Experience. To develop the skills to perform and analyze research within the discipline developed in the first two learning objectives, it is necessary to gain a background experience in research methodology and measurement techniques. In addition, to gain experience within the field, an internship will prove a beneficial learning experience.

  • INDS 410: Internship
  • INDS 480: Capstone Seminar
  • INDS 490: Capstone Project
  • SOCY 300: Methodology of Social Research
  • SOCY 403: International Field Research