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    Western Michigan University
   
 
  Oct 19, 2017
 
 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2011-12 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PHIL 3340 - Biomedical Ethics


In this course, the ethical principles (respect for autonomy, non maleficence, beneficence justice) and other ethical concerns (e.g. privacy, confidentiality, compassion, relationships among patients and professionals) are studied and applied to contemporary problems in medicine and biomedical research. These problems include genetic testing and therapy; organ transplantation; decision-making regarding treatment and care at the end of life; research involving human subjects; and treatment issues in the AIDS epidemic. Case study methods are used.

Credits: 4 hours

Notes: This course satisfies General Education Area VII: Natural Science and Technology: Applications and Implications.



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