Programs & Courses

The Department of Bioethics & Humanities provides academic education and professional training in bioethics and humanities through:

 

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Scholarship and Award Opportunities

 

The 2022 Wylie Burke Endowed Scholarship for Diversity supports UW undergraduate and/or graduate students from diverse social and experiential backgrounds, who are working in interdisciplinary space to study the social, ethical, and policy implications of health research and/or healthcare. The $1,000 scholarship seeks to cover costs of tuition, books, fees, travel to professional meetings, and other educational expenses. Apply by May 15, 2022 here.  If you have questions, please email mdcox@uw.edu.

Graduate Courses

Explores the ethical foundations, principles and concepts, and U.S. laws related to the conduct of research with human subjects. Required for...
Understanding race and racism, their applicability to medicine, and their effects on marginalized communities. Explores the necessities of...
Explores how social inequality affects both public sentiment and public health measures during epidemics. Students develop a critical...
The humanities offer important perspectives on the nature and practice of clinical medicine. Focuses on the intersection of multiple...
This course affords graduate students a professional development opportunity to build skills that lay the groundwork for becoming an expert...
This course examines problems in bioethics from diverse global standpoints, including East Asian, Sub-Saharan African and Western. Our...
This course is an examination of the ethical problem of allocating scarce medical resources. We will emphasize the fundamental principles of...
This course provides a survey of contemporary ethical issues that arise in the clinical and research environment when children are involved,...
This course examines the moral grounds for the view that social inequalities in health are unjust using contemporary literature from moral...
Examines and compares phenomenology, discourse analysis, and grounded theory. Reviews the history of ideas and critically reads examples of...
This course introduces students to select biotechnology innovations and invites consideration of the ethical and policy implications...
This course examines the relationship between bioethics and law. Reviews the basic concepts of both disciplines; their theoretical and...
This course studies the major normative ethical theories, including both teleological and deontological approaches. We emphasize moral...
This course entails a research project culminating in a scholarly paper suitable for publication in a peer-reviewed journal. MA...
This course introduces students to research methods in bioethics, ranging from qualitative to quantitative: interviews, focus groups, surveys...

Undergrad Courses

This course is an examination of the ethical problem of allocating scarce medical resources. We will emphasize the fundamental principles of...
This course examines the moral grounds for the view that social inequalities in health are unjust using contemporary literature from moral...
This course introduces students to select biotechnology innovations and invites consideration of the ethical and policy implications...
This course examines the history of ideas, policies, and practices associated with eugenics and human genetics from the late nineteenth...
This course examines problems in bioethics from diverse global standpoints, including East Asian, Sub-Saharan African and Western. Our...
This course studies the major normative ethical theories, including both teleological and deontological approaches. We emphasize moral...
This course offers a case-based approach to ethical topics in medicine, such as abortion, genetic testing, physician-assisted death, and...
This course introduces students to bioethical questions that arise in public health, population health, and global health, situating ethical...