PHIL 3180 Biomedical Ethics

(B) Bachelors
(SS) Coll of Arts, Hum & Social Sci
(SHPS) CAHS - History & Political Sci
3 credits

This course provides an introduction to moral reasoning through a philosophical examination of major problems in biomedical ethics, such as abortion, euthanasia, allocation of resources, medical experimentation, genetic engineering, confidentiality, among others. Students will be introduced to the idea that ethical problems are largely a matter of reason; that progress toward solutions can be gained through an application of normative ethical (philosophical) theory. Prerequisite: COMP 2000, COMP 2010 or COMP 2020 or COMP 2000H. Frequency: Every Fall and Winter. (Description Last Updated: Fall 2016 (201720))

Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify when the moral assessment of a situation is called by recognizing ethical issues specific to the context of biomedicine/health care (i.e., can distinguish claims of fact from claims of value in biomedicine/health care contexts).
  2. Apply abstract concepts (normative ethical theories and principles) consistently and coherently to real-life situations.
  3. Evaluate reasons used to support moral decisions.
  4. Explain how one's behavior has an impact on others.
  5. Demonstrate tolerance for disagreement by taking account of and respecting points of view other than their own.
Term CRN Dates Campus Instructor
Current Course Offerings
201730 30972 01/09 - 05/03/2017 Ft Lauderdale/Davie Campus Hibbs, Horace
201730 30991 Class Full 01/09 - 05/01/2017 Ft Lauderdale/Davie Campus Toscano, Vicki
201730 31003 01/09 - 05/07/2017 On-line Course Toscano, Vicki
201730 31004 01/09 - 05/07/2017 On-line Course McNaron, David
201730 31005 01/09 - 05/07/2017 On-line Course Mulvey, Bernard
201730 35022 01/09 - 05/07/2017 On-line Course Hibbs, Horace
Future Course Offerings (Subject To Change)
201750 50340 Class Full 05/08 - 06/25/2017 On-line Course McNaron, David
201750 50341 05/08 - 06/25/2017 On-line Course Toscano, Vicki
Class Full Full

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