306.861.01 GRADUATE DOCTORAL SEMINAR IN BIOETHICS
Familiarizes students with contemporary and classic literature in bioethics and demonstrates how to rigorously critique empirical and normative writings in the field of bioethics. Readings for the seminar include recent publications in bioethics and some classic pieces in the field. Students are primarily responsible for selection of articles and for presentation of articles for discussion.
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
have a deeper awareness of and understanding of the literature in bioethics and public health
analyze arguments in existing bioethics literature and respond to them independently
to synthesize literature across different content areas of bioethics in order to provide linkages in the field
to critique one another's work and scholarly arguments.
There is no formal prerequisite for the course, although it is recommended that students have taken Public Health and the Law, 306.650, Ethical Issues in Public Health, 306.655, and/or Legal and Ethical Issues in the Evolving Health Care System, 306.663.