Recent advances in medicine and biomedical research raise substantive ethical and public policy issues of broad concern. In this course, you will examine a variety of case studies that have shaped current legal and ethical thinking in the area of bioethics, supplemented by cases drawn from a variety of biotech industries. This case-study approach will then be used to critically examine our own moral intuitions, conclusions, and experiences, drawing upon the resources of established ethical traditions and the principles of moral reasoning. The goal of the course is to develop effective and ethically consistent strategies for resolving difficult professional and personal choices.
Course Number: BIOL-40071 Credit: 2 units