PHIL 3180H Biomedical Ethics Honors

(B) Bachelors
Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences
Humanities
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. Honors students only. (Description Last Updated: Fall 2012 (201320))

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.
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