UT Dallas 2012 Undergraduate Catalog

PHIL4320 - Medical Ethics

PHIL 4320 Medical Ethics (3 semester hours) This course will focus on developments in science that are impacting the practice of medicine. The underlying principles of medical ethics, such as personal autonomy, beneficence, non-maleficence, and justice will be examined as philosophic issues and in their application to medical problems. Readings and discussion will center on end of life issues, beginning of life issues, inherited abnormalities, allocation of scarce medical resources, and research protocols involving human subjects. Prerequisite: PHIL 1301 or equivalent. (3-0) Y