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Liberal Arts Core

CAP 3173/RELS 3510/ PHIL3510 Biomedical Ethics

Application of principles and analytic methods of ethical theory to contemporary issues in medical practice and research. Topics include fundamental concepts of health and disease, life and death; rights and obligations of medical practitioners and their patients; informed consent and confidentiality; abortion and euthanasia; reproductive and transplantation technologies; and health policy and the provision and rationing of health care. Prerequisite: junior standing. (Same as RELS 3510 and PHIL 3510)(Offered Fall and Spring)