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Ethics in Clinical Practice: Fundamentals, Problems and Approaches

2nd term
Berman Institute (Bioethics)
3 credits
Academic Year:
2021 - 2022
Instruction Method:
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor:
Zackary Berger

Introduction to Online Learning.


Offers students a) a theoretical and practical foundation for identifying and analyzing ethical issues arising in clinical medicine and b) a survey of important current issues and problems in clinical ethics with c) a focus on case analysis and application of principles to problems. Includes interactive content and case-based materials.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Identify ethical issues in clinical practice
  2. Evaluate the relevance of different approaches to ethics to specific issues in clinical medicine
  3. Analyze ethical issues in clinical care and communicate effectively about the analyses
  4. Apply analytic framework(s) to resolve competing moral obligations in clinical care
  5. Consider ethical problems in the larger historical and social context of clinical care
Methods of Assessment:

Paper: 30%, Quizzes: 40%, Discussion Forum Assignments: 20%, Live talks and/or Voice Thread participation: 10%

Enrollment Restriction:

Enrollment priority given to MBE students

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for some students

Consent Note:

Consent required for undergraduate students

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