Current Courses

Offered Autumn 2022

B H 402 Ethical Theory (5.0) I&S
Studies the major normative ethical theories, including both teleological and deontological approaches. Emphasizes moral philosophy during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, as well as contemporary commentary. Offered: jointly with PHIL 412.
Nancy S. Jecker
Tuesday, Thursday @ 2:30pm - 4:20pm
(HSE) E216
B H 456 Social Justice And Health (5.0) I&S
Examines the moral grounds for the view that social inequalities in health are unjust using contemporary literature from moral philosophy and bioethics, case studies, and film. Explores basic questions integral to determinations of social injustice as well as moral constraints on the pursuit of health equity.
Timothy E Brown
Tuesday, Thursday @ 11:30am - 1:50pm
(SOCC) 308
B H 497 Bioethics And Humanities Special Electives (2.0)
Maren Monsen
Wednesday @ 1:00pm - 2:20pm
(SOCC) 224
B H 499 Undergraduate Research (*, max. 5.0)
Investigative work in biomedical ethics or history of the biomedical sciences.
TBD
N/A
B H 502 Ethical Theory (5.0)
Studies the major normative ethical theories, including both teleological and deontological approaches. Emphasizes moral philosophy during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, as well as contemporary commentary. Offered: A.
Nancy S. Jecker
Tuesday, Thursday @ 2:30pm - 4:20pm
(HSE) E216
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.
Sarah C Nelson
Tuesday, Thursday @ 1:30pm - 2:50pm
(HST) T360
B H 556 Social Justice And Health (5.0)
Examines the moral grounds for the view that social inequalities in health are unjust, using contemporary literature from moral philosophy and bioethics, case studies, and film. Explores basic questions integral to determinations of social injustice as well as moral constraints on the pursuit of health equity.
Timothy E Brown
Tuesday, Thursday @ 11:30am - 1:50pm
(SOCC) 308
B H 562 Ethical Issues In Pediatrics (3.0)
Provides a survey of contemporary ethical issues that arise in the clinical and research environment when children are involved, including the role of children and adolescents in decision-making, the limits of parental decision-making authority, and issues related to genetic testing, transplantation, research, and public health. Offered: jointly with PEDS 562; A.
Douglas S. Diekema
Tuesday, Thursday @ 8:30am - 9:50am
(HST) T531
B H 566 Introduction To Person Centered And Interprofessional Palliative Care (5.0)
Introduces fundamental concepts in narrative and person centered communication and interprofessional practice. Presents foundations for learning to apply an interdisciplinary approach to palliative care. Offered: jointly with FAMED 531/NSG 526; A.
Lynn Reinke
TBD
N/A
B H 567 Advanced Topics In Person Centered And Interprofessional Palliative Care (2.0)
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.
Wednesday @ 1:00pm - 2:20pm
(SOCC) 228
B H 596 Master's Research Project (1.0-12.0, max. 12.0)
Research project culminating in a scholarly paper suitable for publication in a peer-reviewed journal. Majors only. Credit/no-credit only.
Helene Starks
TBD
N/A
B H 597 Special Topics In Medical Ethics (2.0)
Maren Monsen
Wednesday @ 1:00pm - 2:20pm
(SOCC) 224
B H 600 Independent Study Or Research (1.0-10.0)
TBD
N/A
B H 650 Bioethics Teaching Clerkship (1.0-5.0, max. 15.0)
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 Winter 2023

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.
LaTonya Trotter
Tuesday, Thursday @ 1:00pm - 2:20pm
(HSEB) 125
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
(HSRR) RR134
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
(SOCC) 322
B H 499 Undergraduate Research (*)
Investigative work in biomedical ethics or history of the biomedical sciences.
Timothy E Brown
TBD
N/A
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) 222
B H 527 Social Science Research Methods (3.0) I&S W
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.
Helene Starks
Friday @ 1:30pm - 4:20pm
N/A
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
(HSEB) 125
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 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
(HSRR) RR134
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
(SOCC) 322
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.
TBD
N/A
B H 600 Independent Study Or Research (1.0-10.0)
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

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