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2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PY 111 - Biomedical Ethics

Credit Hours: 3

This is a course in applied ethics which concentrates on moral problems that arise in medical and biological research. A variety of problems will be critically evaluated through lecture and discussion.

Fulfills SUNY General Education – Humanities.

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • accurately employ the basic terms of medical ethics: right, duty, justice, autonomy, paternalism, informed consent;
  • explain and examine critically the following ethical theories: Natural Law, Kantianism, Utilitarianism, Rawls’ Theory of Justice, Hume’s Interested Neutral Observer; and
  • identify the medical ethical issues in selected case studies and use the theories developed in the course to propose ways of resolving them.

F/S (C, N, S)