The health-care ethics program is a concentration of courses offered by disciplines within the university concerned with health-care practices and the education of health-care practitioners. The minor is designed to heighten students’ awareness of what constitutes ethical concerns, problems and activity from the perspectives of various kinds of health-care practitioners, clients and institutions. Various views of what constitutes the ethical are treated in the ethics courses so that the student is alerted both to the conceptual dimension of ethical activity and the existence of differing and conflicting modes of ethical reasoning, with PHIL 40005 Health Care Ethics attempting to sketch appropriate action in the light of these realities.
Students wishing to enter this program need to be certain that required prerequisites of many of the courses within the program are met.
|HEALTH CARE ETHICS MINOR REQUIREMENTS (24 credits)|
|HED||21050||Health Education Theories||3|
|PHIL||21001||Introduction to Ethics||3|
|40005||Health Care Ethics||3|
|SOC||42563||Sociology of Health and Health Care||3|
Choose from the following clusters:
Maximum 6 credit hours may be taken in any one cluster
|BSCI||20021||Basic Microbiology (3)|
|40020||Biology of Aging (3)|
|SOC||42010||Death and Dying (3)|
|HED||14020||Introduction to Medical Terminology (3)|
|42041||Health Counseling (3)|
|PHIL||21003||Ethics in Contemporary Contexts (3)*|
|ILS||49993||Human Values in Medicine (1-5)***|
*PHIL 21003 is recommended but not required
**Pertinent to health care issues. Restricted to honors students or with special approval of instructor.
***With prior approval of coordinator of the minor in health care ethics.
Minimum cumulative 2.00 GPA required for graduation.