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306.861.01 Graduate Doctoral Seminar in Bioethics

Health Policy and Management
3rd term
1 credits
Academic Year:
2019 - 2020
East Baltimore
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Travis Rieder
Course Instructor :
  • Travis N. Rieder

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 Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Understand the literature in bioethics and public health
  2. Analyze arguments in existing bioethics literature and respond to them independently
  3. Synthesize literature across different content areas of bioethics in order to provide linkages in the field
  4. Critique one another's work and scholarly arguments
Methods of Assessment:

Student evaluation based on the student’s critical presentation and participation during sessions.

Enrollment Restriction:

Non HPM PhD bioethics students must obtain instructor consent to register

Instructor Consent:

No consent required