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PHIL 333A Bio-Medical Ethics - BIOMEDICAL ETHIC

Moral problems arising in the health sciences, especially in medicine but also in biology, psychology, and social work. Topics include abortion, death and euthanasia, genetic engineering, behaviour modification, compulsory treatment, experimentation with human beings and animals, and the relationship between professionals and their patients, subjects or clients. No philosophical background is required. Credit will be granted for only one of PHIL 333 or PHIL 433.

This course is eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. To determine whether you can take this course for Credit/D/Fail grading, visit the Credit/D/Fail website. You must register in the course before you can select the Credit/D/Fail grading option.

Credits: 3

Status Section Activity Term Interval Days Start Time End Time Comments
PHIL 333A 001Web-Oriented Course1 Tue Thu16:0019:00

Course Format: This course will be run synchronously. No lecture recordings will be made available.

PHIL 333A 002Web-Oriented Course2 Mon Wed13:0016:00

Health policy has a significant impact on different aspects of our lives: our well-being, our finances, our life goals, how we relate to ourselves and others, and so on. What makes health policies desirable? And how should we decide which health policy to adopt? This course approaches these questions from an ethical perspective. It aims to develop your ability to identify morally relevant factors and make ethical judgements on health care issues. It will begin with an overview of a few ethical theories as applied to various health care issues, and will then move on to in-depth discussions of drug legalization, euthanasia, and abortion. There will also be plenty of case study discussions throughout the term. These are great opportunities for you to apply what you learn to analyze problems and ~


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