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Master of Science (M.Sc.); Experimental Medicine (Thesis) — Bioethics (45 credits)

Offered by: Medicine     Degree: Master of Science

Program Requirements

Thesis Courses (24 credits)

Required Courses (6 credits)

  • 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 2013

    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 2014

    Instructors: Eugene Bereza (Winter)

Complementary Courses (15 credits)

3 credits, one of the following:

  • BIOE 682 Medical Basis of Bioethics (3 credits)

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

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Bio-Ethics : The seminar examines the medical basis of timely ethical dilemmas in health care. Content includes: clinical concepts of pathogenesis, disease, screening, diagnosis, therapeutic interventions and prognosis; decision-making in clinical care and institutional policy development; organization of health care systems including socialized medicine, public health and institutions providing health care; medical research.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

  • CMPL 642 Law and Health Care (3 credits)

    Offered by: Comparative Law (Faculty of Law)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Comparative Law : The study of legal and ethical issues raised in medicine and healthcare with a particular focus upon the relationship between patient and healthcare professionals.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Lara Khoury (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 2014

    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
  • RELG 571 Religion and Medicine (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : A study of the resources of major world religions (Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism and Shinto) for thinking about ethical issues related to modern medicine, e.g., health, illness, suffering; new reproductive technologies; genetic engineering; euthanasia; palliative care; animal research; transplants.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Gaelle Fiasse (Fall)

12 credits, four 3-credit BIOE or EXMD graduate courses (500, 600, or 700 level) chosen in consultation with the Supervisor.

Faculty of Medicine—2013-2014 (last updated Jul. 30, 2013) (disclaimer)