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

Offered by: Medicine     Degree: Master of Science

Program Requirements

The M.Sc. in Experimental Medicine; Bioethics focuses on conducting innovative research in relation to a bioethical issue pertinent to health care, and bioethical issues from the current viewpoint of other relevant disciplines such as law, philosophy, and religious studies. The program includes a bioethics practicum; the thesis must focus on bioethics in relation to experimental medicine.

Thesis Courses (24 credits)

Required Courses (6 credits)

  • BIOE 680 Bioethical Theory (3 credits)

    Offered by: Population and Global Health (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Bio-Ethics : Overview of moral theoretical approaches to bioethics, as well as explorations of critical responses, meta-ethical foundations, methodological questions, and ethical issues arising in bioethics scholarship.

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: Friesen, Phoebe (Fall)

  • BIOE 681 Bioethics Practicum (3 credits)

    Offered by: Population and Global Health (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    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 2025

    Instructors: Ells, Carolyn (Winter)

Complementary Courses (15 credits)

3 credits, one of the following:

  • 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: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

  • PHIL 643 Seminar: Medical Ethics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Philosophy (Faculty of Arts)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    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: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor.

    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken PHIL 543.

  • RELG 571 Ethics, Medicine and Religion (3 credits)

    Offered by: Religious Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Religious Studies : The seminar will discuss a variety of topics related to medicine and religion from the point of view of ethics, such as the pact of care between a patient and a physician, the Hippocratic oath, the notions of autonomy and vulnerability, the definitions of personhood and human dignity, the question of rights for people with cognitive disabilities, the debate about the role of religion in bioethics.

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: Fiasse, Gaelle (Winter)

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

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