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Required Core Courses

21 Credit Hours

BETH 621: Ethical Theory

Recent developments in ethical theory, such as examinations of the status of moral facts; moral realism; impartiality and personal attachments; or moral agency.

BETH 680: Foundations of Bioethics

Grounding in the major theories and methods of bioethical decision-making, including contemporary controversies about the role of theory, principles, cases, narrative, and virtues.

BETH 681: Current Controversies in Health Care Ethics

Topics in health care ethics currently attracting the most attention in both professional and public discussions. A variety of viewpoints on these topics will be considered.

BETH 682: Gender, Race, and Culture in Health Care

Examines ways social groupings and systems affect the kind of health care needed and the kind of care that people receive. Addresses both biases and stereotypes, and empirical claims about biologically-based differences.

BETH 683: Health Care, Community, and Justice

Examines theories of justice and equality as they apply to issues in health care delivery, considers explanations for why disparities exist, and explores practical ways that communities have addressed inequalities.

BETH 684: Clinical Ethics (includes rounding)

Application of ethical principles, virtues, and cases in the context of clinical care, with a practical approach toward ethics consultation and conflict resolution.

BETH 685: Integrative Bioethics: Self and Other in Theory and Practice

Program faculty

Capstone seminar for Bioethics MA program in form of collaborative seminar. Students produce a culminating project, whose development and final formal presentation they share with others in seminar format.

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