Certificate Program in Bioethics
This certificate program is pending approval by the Maryland Higher Education Commission. Only after it has been approved will the admissions process be opened to new students.
- Describe the essential theories and methods that underpin the ethics of public health, clinical care, science and research;
- Recognize ethical issues and questions that arise in public health, clinical care, science and research;
- Articulate and critique policy and scholarly arguments to engage with long-standing and emerging debates in bioethics;
- Distinguish various ethics advisory functions in practice settings; and
- Apply ethical theories and methods to real-world ethical dilemmas.
The certificate program is not currently accepting applications for admission. This webpage will be updated as new information becomes available (posted on September 16, 2019).
Requirement for Successful Completion
The certificate program requires a minimum of 18 term credits. Students will complete three required courses totaling 9 credits, and then choose three courses from the Berman Institute course list totaling 9 credits to fulfill the 18-credit requirement to complete the certificate program.
All required and elective courses must be taken for a letter grade; a minimum grade of C is required in all certificate coursework and students must maintain a 2.75 or better overall GPA for all certificate coursework. All courses must be completed within a three year period.
The student should review the section of the website that addresses completion before completing certificate program requirements. The student's transcripts will not indicate that the certificate was earned until the Notification of Completion form has been submitted, verified by the certificate program, and processed by the Registrar.
Course of Study
Students should check the course catalog to confirm when the courses are offered. The term and time may change from what is listed in the table below and some courses are only offered every other year. Students should also check for pre-requisites and whether instructor consent is required.
All students are required to complete this free course before taking other online courses.
Academic and Research Ethics at JHSPH
All students are required to complete this free online course during their first term of study.
Core Courses (9 credits required)
|700.601||Foundations of Bioethics||3||-||1|
Hot Topics in Bioethics
Introduction to Ethical Theory
Elective Courses (minimum of 9 credits)
|700.604||Methods in Bioethics||3||-||3|
|700.621||Ethics in Clinical Practice: Fundamentals, Problems and Approaches||3||-||2|
|700.622||Bioethics, Human Rights, and Global Health||3||-||2|
|700.623||Ethics and Decision-Making in Public Health||3||-||-|
|700.625||Bioethics and the Law||3||-||4|
|700.630||Global Food Ethics||3||-||-|
|700.632||Ethics, Policy, and Emerging Biomedical Technologies*||3||-||4*|
|700.640||Nutrition Ethics and Policy||3||-||-|
|700.641||Germs, Genes, Patients and Populations||3||-||-|
|700.642||Vulnerability in Childhood- From Ethics to Advocacy||3||-||3|
|700.840||Bioethics Program Independent Study||2||-||1, 2, 3, 4, S, WI|
*Course is offered every other year
Name Travis Rieder