Current Courses

Offered Winter 2022

B H 430 Epidemics And The Politics Of Blame: Eugenic And Racial Logics In Shaping U.s. Health Policy (3.0) D
Explores how social inequality affects both public sentiment and public health measures during epidemics. Students develop a critical understanding of how enduring lines of social inequality shape public sentiment, medical knowledge, and public health policies during epidemics. Recommended: coursework in either bioethics and humanities, sociology, or public health. Offered: W.
Melissa D Cox
Tuesday, Thursday @ 1:00pm - 2:20pm
(HSBB) BB1404
B H 444 Ethical Implications Of Emerging Biotechnology (3.0)
Introduces students to select biotechnology innovations and invites consideration of the ethical and policy implications surrounding their development and potential use. Offered: W.
Malia Fullerton
Monday, Wednesday @ 3:00pm - 4:20pm
(HST) T473
B H 474 Justice In Health Care (5.0) I&S
Examination of the ethical problem of allocating scarce medical resources. Emphasizes the fundamental principles of justice that support alternative health policies. Offered: jointly with PHIL 411.
Nancy S. Jecker
Tuesday, Thursday @ 2:30pm - 4:20pm
(SMI) 309
B H 488 Global Perspectives In Bioethics (3.0) D I&S
Examines problems in bioethics from diverse global standpoints, including East Asian, Sub-Saharran African and Western. Our emphasis is on developing a deeper understanding of the cultural assumptions that lie just beneath the surface of bioethics debates. Readings from contemporary philosophy, film and literature. Recommended: Prior course work in ethics, philosophy, or global health. Offered: jointly with G H 419; Sp, odd years.
Nancy S. Jecker
Friday @ 3:30pm - 4:50pm
(HST) T663
B H 499 Undergraduate Research (*)
Investigative work in biomedical ethics or history of the biomedical sciences.
TBD
N/A
B H 510 The Humanities In Medicine (2.0)
The humanities offer important perspectives on the nature and practice of clinical medicine. Focuses on the intersection of multiple disciplines in the humanities and medicine. Examines medicine through different lenses. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: W.
Mark Tonelli
Tuesday @ 5:30pm - 6:50pm
(SOCC) 222
B H 514 Legal, Ethical, And Social Issues In Public Health Genetics (3.0)
Equips the student to anticipate and assess potential legal, ethical, and social barriers complicating the incursion of new genetic advances, information, and technologies into public and private healthcare delivery efforts. Prerequisite: GENOME 361, GENOME 371, or equivalent. Offered: jointly with GCNSL 512/LAW H 504/PHG 512; A.
Monday, Wednesday @ 12:00pm - 1:20pm
(SOCC) 228
B H 530 Epidemics And The Politics Of Blame: Eugenic And Racial Logics In Shaping U.s. Health Policy (3.0)
Explores how social inequality affects both public sentiment and public health measures during epidemics. Students develop a critical understanding of how enduring lines of social inequality shape public sentiment, medical knowledge, and public health policies during epidemics. Recommended: coursework in either bioethics and humanities, sociology, or public health. Offered: W.
LaTonya Trotter
Tuesday, Thursday @ 1:00pm - 2:20pm
(HSBB) BB1404
B H 535 Medical Ethics And Jurisprudence (3.0)
Examines the relationship between bioethics and law. Reviews the basic concepts of both disciplines; their theoretical and practical connections. Analysis of principle legal cases and statutes illustrating such issues as informed consent to treatment, foregoing life support, research with human subjects, confidentiality, and allocation of health care resources. Offered: jointly with LAW H 503.
Patricia C. Kuszler
Monday, Wednesday @ 3:30pm - 5:00pm
(LAW) 127
B H 539 Bioethics: Secular And Jewish Perspectives (5.0)
Explores legal, ethical, scientific, and Biblical-Rabbinic & contemporary religious perspectives on contemporary medical and biomedical research practices. Review of key differences between secular and Jewish approaches in interpretation, analysis and application of bioethics. The topics include: doctor-patient relationships; reproductive methods; abortion; euthanasia; and stem cell research. Offered: jointly with JEW ST 539.
Wednesday, Friday @ 1:30pm - 3:20pm
(SOCC) 342
B H 544 Ethical Implications Of Emerging Biotechnology (3.0)
Introduces students to select biotechnology innovations and invites consideration of the ethical and policy implications surrounding their development and potential use. Offered: jointly with PHG 544; W.
Malia Fullerton
Monday, Wednesday @ 3:00pm - 4:20pm
(HST) T473
B H 552 Advanced Qualitative Methods (4.0)
Examines and compares phenomenology, discourse analysis, and grounded theory. Reviews the history of ideas and critically reads examples of published articles to appreciate how each method frames questions and produces different analyses.
Helene Starks
Wednesday, Friday @ 1:30pm - 3:20pm
(SOCC) 346
B H 567 Advanced Topics In Person Centered And Interprofessional Palliative Care (5.0)
Interprofessional course presenting advanced concepts in narrative and person centered communication and interprofessional practice. Requires admissions into the Palliative Care Graduate Certificate Program. Prerequisite: NSG 526 Offered: jointly with FAMED 532/NSG 527; W.
Jess Anderson
TBD
N/A
B H 574 Justice For Healthcare (5.0)
Examination of the ethical problem of allocating scarce medical resources. Emphasizes fundamental principles of justice that support alternative health policies. Offered: W.
Nancy S. Jecker
Tuesday, Thursday @ 2:30pm - 4:20pm
(SMI) 309
B H 588 Global Perspectives In Bioethics (3.0)
Examines problems in bioethics from diverse global standpoints, including East Asian, Sub-Saharran African and Western. Our emphasis is on developing a deeper understanding of the cultural assumptions that lie just beneath the surface of bioethics debates. Readings from contemporary philosophy, film and literature. Recommended: Prior course work in ethics, philosophy, or global health. Offered: jointly with G H 519; Sp, odd years.
Nancy S. Jecker
Friday @ 3:30pm - 4:50pm
(HST) T663
B H 596 Master's Research Project (1.0-3.0)
Research project culminating in a scholarly paper suitable for publication in a peer-reviewed journal. Majors only. Credit/no-credit only.
Gina Campelia
TBD
N/A
B H 600 Independent Study Or Research (1.0-10.0)
Douglas S. Diekema
TBD
N/A
B H 650 Bioethics Teaching Clerkship (1.0-5.0)
Affords graduate students a professional development opportunity to build skills that lay the groundwork for becoming an expert teacher. Direct, hands-on experience along with mentoring to develop teaching skills. Students develop lesson plans, lead small group discussions, obtain guidance and feedback by working closely with a faculty mentor to improve pedagogy methods and skills - grading, course website development/management. Prerequisite: MA Bioethics graduate student. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSp.
TBD
N/A

Offered Spring 2022

B H 201 Topics In Population Bioethics (2.0) I&S
Introduces students to bioethical questions that arise in public health, population health, and global health, situating ethical questions and challenges within a broader social context and perspective. Students interact in a small-scale learning environment with classmates and faculty and have the opportunity to learn more about the Bioethics Minor. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: Sp.
Melissa D Cox
Tuesday @ 2:30pm - 4:20pm
(SOCC) 301
B H 311 Ethical Issues In Modern Medicine (3.0) I&S
Case-based approach to ethical topics in medicine, such as abortion, genetic testing, physician-assisted death, and euthanasia. Emphasizes utilizing ethical principles and methods of case analysis. Offered: Sp.
Melissa D Cox
Thursday @ 10:30am - 12:20pm
(HST) T439
B H 421 History Of Eugenics (5.0) I&S
Examines the history of ideas, policies, and practices associated with eugenics and human genetics from the late nineteenth century to the present in American society and other national contexts. Offered: jointly with DIS ST 421.
Joanne Woiak
Tuesday, Thursday @ 1:30pm - 3:50pm
(SAV) 131
B H 499 Undergraduate Research (*)
Investigative work in biomedical ethics or history of the biomedical sciences.
TBD
N/A
B H 527 Social Science Research Methods (3.0)
Introduces students to research methods in bioethics, ranging from qualitative to quantitative: interviews, focus groups, surveys, and experimental and observational designs. Students write research questions, match research methods to research questions, and conclude with a proposal that uses a social sciences empirical approach to address their research question. Offered: jointly with PHG 527; Sp.
Deborah J Bowen
Tuesday @ 11:30am - 2:20pm
(SOCC) 301
B H 536 Research Ethics And Regulation (3.0)
Explores the ethical foundations, principles and concepts, and U.S. laws related to the conduct of research with human subjects. Required for graduate students in the Department of Bioethics and Humanities, School of Medicine. Offered: jointly with LAW H 536; W.
Anna C. Mastroianni
Monday, Wednesday @ 10:30am - 11:50am
(SOCC) 346
B H 550 Critical Race Theory And Medicine (1.0)
Understanding race and racism, their applicability to medicine, and their effects on marginalized communities. Explores the necessities of critiquing and bettering medicine through a Critical Race Theory lens in order to eliminate bias and decrease health disparities within marginalized communities. Offered: jointly with FAMED 550; Sp.
Edwin G Lindo
Tuesday @ 5:30pm - 6:20pm
(SOCC) 301
B H 568 Palliative Care: Quality Metrics And System Integration (5.0)
Prepares students to integrate team based palliative care into a larger system, introduces community engagement, and palliative care policy issues. Specific content includes building palliative care service, engaging leadership to support palliative care, and using quality metrics to leverage and support quality care. Requires admissions into the Palliative Care Graduate Certificate Program. Offered: jointly with FAMED 533/NSG 528; Sp.
Amy C Trowbridge
TBD
N/A
B H 596 Master's Research Project (1.0-12.0)
Research project culminating in a scholarly paper suitable for publication in a peer-reviewed journal. Majors only. Credit/no-credit only.
TBD
N/A
B H 600 Independent Study Or Research (*)
TBD
N/A

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