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The Interdisciplinary Master of Arts in Bioethics and Medical Humanities is a 33 credit-hour program, consisting of seven required core courses and four electives.

The core courses provide essential grounding in ethical theory and the foundations of bioethics, current controversies in health care ethics, and the social and political context of health care decision-making; participation in hospital rounds emphasizes the practical realities of clinical ethics, and a capstone seminar integrates program courses with each other and with students’ experience in the health care professions.

Electives from the Schools of Law, Medicine, Public Health, and Social Work, as well as from the Arts and Sciences departments of History, Pan-African Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychological and Brain Sciences, Sociology, and Women’s and Gender Studies round out and diversify the content of the program. We anticipate that our initial offerings will soon be broadened into the areas of English, Communication, and Spirituality.

Use of the Kentucky TeleHealth Network will allow interactive (live) audio and visual participation in our program from remote sites throughout the Commonwealth, and nationwide.

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