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Concentration in Bioethics & Health Policy Curriculum 2015/16

Summer Term AY 15/16
xxx.xxx.xx  Introduction to On-line Learning
xxx.xxx.xx Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence Prevention Training
550.860.82 Academic & Research Ethics 

First Term
140.621.01 Statistical Methods in Public Health I
300.721.01 PhD Seminar in Health Policy I
318.603.01 Applied Microeconomics for Policy Making
306.861.01 Graduate Doctoral Seminar in Bioethics
340.721.60 Epidemiologic Inference in Public Health I
xxx.xxx.xx Prescribed elective from approved list

Second Term
140.622.01 Statistical Methods in Public Health II
300.722.01 PhD Seminar in Health Policy II
306.625.01 Ethical Issues in Health Policy: Public Health and Health Care
306.861.01 Graduate Doctoral Seminar in Bioethics
xxx.xxx.xx Prescribed elective from approved list

Third Term
140.623.01 Statistical Methods in Public Health III
300.713.01 Research and Evaluation Methods for Health Policy I
300.723.01 PhD Seminar in Health Policy III
306.650.01 Public Health and the Law
306.861.01 Graduate Doctoral Seminar in Bioethics
xxx.xxx.xx Prescribed elective from approved list

Fourth Term
140.624.01 Statistical Methods in Public Health IV
221.616.01 Ethics of Public Health Practice in Developing Countries
300.704.01 First Year PhD Capstone
300.715.01 Research and Evaluation Methods for Health Policy II
306.655.01 Ethical Issues in Public Health
306.861.01 Graduate Doctoral Seminar in Bioethics
xxx.xxx.xx Prescribed elective from approved list


First Term AY 16/17
300.741.01 PhD Seminar in Health Policy: Using Secondary Data to Conduct Health Policy Research
306.861.01 Graduate Doctoral Seminar in Bioethics
300.840.01 Special Studies and Research
xxx.xxx.xx Advanced Bioethics Course (E. Baltimore, Homewood or Georgetown)
xxx.xxx.xx Moral and/or political philosophy elective (Homewood or Georgetown)

Second Term
306.861.01 Graduate Doctoral Seminar in Bioethics
300.870.01 Research and Proposal Writing I
300.840.01 Special Studies and Research
550.865.81 Public Health Perspectives on Research
xxx.xxx.xx Moral and/or political philosophy elective (Homewood or Georgetown)
xxx.xxx.xx Advanced Bioethics Course (E.Baltimore, Homewood or Georgetown)

Third Term
300.840.01 Special Studies and Research
306.665.01 Research Ethics and Integrity
306.861.01 Graduate Doctoral Seminar in Bioethics
xxx.xxx.xx Moral and/or political philosophy elective (Homewood or Georgetown)
xxx.xxx.xx Advanced Bioethics Course (E.Baltimore, Homewood or Georgetown)
Recommended:
300.750.01 Teaching at the University Level

Fourth Term
306.861.01 Graduate Doctoral Seminar in Bioethics
300.871.01 Research and Proposal Writing II
300.840.01 Special Studies and Research
306.721.01 Social Justice Theory and Public Health (alternate year offering)
xxx.xxx.xx Moral and/or political philosophy elective
xxx.xxx.xx Advanced Bioethics Course (E.Baltimore, Homewood or Georgetown)


All students in the bioethics concentration are required to take a total of 3 semester-length courses on moral or political philosophy or advanced bioethics (for a total of 15 course units).  Within this, students much complete one moral or political philosophy course and one advanced bioethics course and can choose to take one more of either to complete this requirement.  Moral philosophy course offerings at Homewood and Georgetown are semester long (5 units; equivalent of two SPH academic terms) and specific course offerings differ each Term/Year.  Advanced bioethics course offerings are available through the Masters in Bioethics program (E. Baltimore) or through Homewood or Georgetown.  As noted above, Homewood and Georgetown courses are semester long (5 units).  To complete the Advanced Bioethics requirement on the E. Baltimore campus students must complete two courses (total of 5-6 units).

Generally these requirements are completed during the second year of the program.  Examples of courses that have fulfilled these requirements in the past are noted in the department's doctoral handbook.  Many additional courses may fulfill the moral philosophy or advanced bioethics course requirement; the student’s advisor must approve other courses.

2017/18 and Beyond

Once students have completed all of the required and elective coursework, they must maintain a full-time registration (12+ credits per term) for the duration of their program.  Students who have not yet passed the school-wide preliminary oral exam should register for 12 credits of special studies (300.840) with their advisor to work on their dissertation proposal; once a student has passed the school-wide preliminary oral exam, they should register for dissertation research credits, 301.820.