Course Details

PHL116 Biomedical Ethics - ER

An introduction to the moral issues arising from recent developments in mediciine and the biological sciences. Topics to include: abortion, care of defective newborns, genetic counseling and screening, experimentatioin on human subjects, allocation of scarce medical resources, euthanasia, population control, and feeding the world's hungry. Emphasis on training students to analyze, evaluate, articulate, and defend logical positions on issues.

Credit Hours: 3