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Master of Arts (M.A.); Philosophy (Thesis) — Bioethics (45 credits)

Offered by: Philosophy     Degree: Master of Arts

Program Requirements

Thesis Courses (24 credits)

Required Courses (6 credits)

Choose two of the following courses:

  • BIOE 680 Bioethical Theory (3 credits)

    Offered by: Social Studies of Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Bio-Ethics : A survey of some of the main problem areas and common argument forms used in current bioethics. Problem areas include consent, decisions to withhold or withdraw treatment, allocation of scarce resources, research with human subjects and confidentiality. Argument forms include those drawn from diverse ethical theories and traditions.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Carolyn Ells (Fall)

  • BIOE 681 Bioethics Practicum (3 credits)

    Offered by: Social Studies of Medicine (Faculty of Medicine)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Bio-Ethics : Four hours per week supervised placement within health care settings (e.g., intensive care, family practice, clinical ethics committees). In addition, students shall be assigned for the last month of the term to a single intensive placement. Participation in rounds, case discussions, and a weekly seminar.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Eugene Bereza (Winter)

  • PHIL 543 Seminar: Medical Ethics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Philosophy (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Philosophy : An advanced course devoted to a particular philosophical problem as it arises in the context of medical practice or the application of medical technology.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Jonathan Kimmelman (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: PHIL 343 or written permission of the instructor
    • Restriction: Seminars are open only to graduate students and final year Philosophy Majors, Honours and Joint Honours students, except by written permission of the Department

Complementary Courses (12 credits)

12 credits are to be taken in any graduate courses required or accepted by the Department of Philosophy for the granting of a master's degree.

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