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An investigation into the many moral dilemmas health care professionals and medical science encounter.

PHIL 4332.001 & BIMS 4590.001 & BIOL 4590.002: Moral Issues in Contemporary Medicine

Summer I 2024
Don Berkich
MWTR 10:00 - 11:55, IH-164


Please note that this schedule is tentative and authoritative: Changes may be made, but they would be made here. Thus this page supersedes any page with which it conflicts..

Monday, 6/3 Introduction, Logic, Science, and Standards of Theoretical Evaluation  
Tuesday, 6/4 Moral Relativism  
Wednesday 6/5 Moral Theology I  
Thursday, 6/6 Moral Theology II Examination I
Monday, 6/10 Utilitarianism  
Tuesday, 6/11 Deontology  
Wednesday, 6/12 Contractarianism and Virtue Ethics  
Thursday, 6/13 Principles of Moral Analysis Examination II
Monday, 6/17 Reproduction I: Terminating Pregnancy  
Tuesday, 6/18 Reproduction II: Terminating Pregnancy  
Wednesday, 6/19 Emancipation Day  
Thursday, 6/20 Take-Home Examination III Substituted for Class due to Tropical Storm Alberto Examination III
Monday, 6/24 Reproduction III: Assisted Reproduction, PGD, and Genetic Manipulation  
Tuesday, 6/25 Euthanasia I  
Wednesday, 6/26 Euthanasia II  
Thursday, 6/27 Medical Experimentation Examination IV
Monday, 7/1 Medical Experimentation  
Tuesday, 7/2 Practicing Medicine: Truth-Telling, Confidentiality, and Medical Paternalism  
Wednesday, 7/3 Neuroethics and Concluding Remarks  
Thursday, 7/4 Independence Day  
Friday, 7/5 Examination V