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306.861.01 GRADUATE DOCTORAL SEMINAR IN BIOETHICS

Term: 4th term
Credits: 1 credits
Contact: Nancy Kass
Academic Year: 2012 - 2013
Course Instructor:
Description:

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.

Learning Objective(s):
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.

Methods of Assessment: Students will research and prepare a scholarly paper on a relevant topic of their choice that includes the production of a thesis statement, outline, and final draft. Students must also present their paper topic during latter classes.
Location: East Baltimore
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Instructor Consent: Consent required for some students

non-bioethics doctoral students required to obtain permission

For consent, contact: nkass@jhsph.edu
Prerequisite:

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.

Auditors Allowed: No
Grading Restriction: Pass/Fail