Bioethics Courses

We offer an array of interdisciplinary Bioethics courses that are open to students across the University. Some of these courses fulfill ethics requirements for students in other programs at the University, including requirements for Interprofessional Education for health professions students. See course registration Information.

Fall 2021 Courses

Arranged with Center Faculty Students propose an area for study with faculty guidance, expressed in a written proposal which includes outcome objectives and work plan. A faculty…
8333 is a one-credit registration option for eligible master’s students who must certify full-time status to be in compliance with requirements of the University and/or external…
All Master’s Plan A and Professional Master’s in Engineering (Design Track) students are required to register for 10 semester credits of 8777.
Students in Plan B are required to complete 7 capstone project credits as determined between student and advisor, culminating in a capstone project relevant to their interests,…
Arranged with Center Faculty This course provides supervised placement to apply knowledge and skills learned through work in core courses. An individualized plan is developed…
Doctors Behaving Badly: The causes and consequences of medical research scandals
This course will take students on a tour of the deadliest and most controversial research scandals in recent medical history. Some of these episodes are well-known, such as the…
Ethical and Legal Issues in Genetic Counseling
This multidisciplinary course is available to graduate students in genetic counseling and other graduate students interested in ethical and legal issues that are faced by health…
Investigative Journalism
This seminar will explore the links between investigative journalism, medicine and bioethics. Students will learn how to write magazine articles, how to investigate medical…
 Biomedical Ethics
This course, delivered entirely online, examines issues in bioethics spanning clinical ethics, public health ethics, and research ethics. The course also introduces conceptual…
Ethical Issues in Pediatrics
Using real pediatric cases, we will examine some of the most pressing ethical issues faced by clinical teams, patients and families, and ethics consultants.

Spring 2021 Courses

Doctors Behaving Badly: The causes and consequences of medical research scandals
This course will take students on a tour of the deadliest and most controversial research scandals in recent medical history. Some of these episodes are well-known, such as the…
Ethics, Society, & Contemporary Biotechnologies
This seminar course will examine a wide range of complex ethical, social, and legal issues related to stem cells, regenerative medicine, “young blood” plasma transfusions, fecal…
Medical Consumerism
Two related movements have emerged in American health care. The first is an emphasis on medical enhancement, or the use of medical technologies to improve the looks, performance…
Social Justice & Bioethics
This course explores matters of social justice related to health. Class sessions will predominantly focus on specific practical issues such as health disparities, the politics of…