Effective June 30th, 2010 the Program in Health Care Ethics will be on academic hiatus
Courses in Certificate for Bioethics
A total of 14 graduate credits are required. Students must complete 8 core credits as well as 6 credits in elective classes.
HCE 701 Foundations of Bioethics (3 credits)
Examines the moral and ethical foundations of bioethics through critical thinking and writing. Applies theories of modern bioethics to contemporary issues in health care.
HCE 702 Legal and Ethical Issues in Bioethics (3 credits)
Legal and ethical issues relevant to local and national health care professionals and consumers, including cultural, legal, ethical research and practical issues. Prerequisite: HCE 701.
HCE 780 Clinical Ethics (2 credits)
Students pursuing graduate certificate in bioethics learn the skills of clinical ethics consultation as part of a supervised field experience. Prerequisite: HCE 701 or HCE 702.
The remaining 6 credits focus in a student's area of interest including such topics as research ethics, humanities, environment, religion, death and dying, morality, aging, rural ethics, cross-cultural ethics, public health and health policy.
HCE 651 Health Care in Diverse Societies (3 credits)
Examines bioethical issues associated with transcultural healthcare.
HCE 670 Religious Perspectives in Health, Healing & Ethics (3 credits)
Examines health, healing and ethics from the perspective of various religious traditions.
HCE 691 Independent Study in Health Care Ethics (1-3 credits)
Opportunity for students to master areas of knowledge in health care ethics through independent organization and assimilation of material under the guidance of faculty advisors.
HCE 695 Topics in Health Care Ethics (3 credits)
Course description varies by semester, call office for specific information.
HDFS 637 Death and Dying: Family and Lifespan Perspectives (3 credits)
Overview of death and dying. Coping and adaptation as an individual and family experience from prenatal development throughout adulthood. Emphasis on both personal and professional applications in human development and family studies, psychology or sociology.
PHIL 650 Ethical Theory (3 credits)
Branch of ethics that concerns morality. Topics include: maximizing good, constraints on the pursuit of good, self versus society, rules versus judgment, moral conflict, beyond morality. Prerequisite: 6 credits in philosophy.
CHS 645 Human Values and Professional Ethics (3 credits)
Focus on value systems and major ethical issues in society and health care such as confidentiality, truth-telling and codes of professional behavior
CHS 647 Health Ethics and the Humanities (3 credits)
Explores ethical health care concepts through the use of poetry, literature, film, and art.
CHS 747 Health Care Ethics in Religious Traditions (3 credits)
Examines ethical traditions of medicine and health care in various religious traditions including Buddhism, Catholicism, Hinduism, Islam and Protestantism.
CHS 785 Public Health Ethics (3 credits)
Interface of ethics of the individual and the community as it applies to intelligent creation of public health policy.