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Master of Science (M.Sc.) Human Genetics (Thesis): Bioethics (45 credits)

Offered by: Human Genetics     Degree: Master of Science

Program Requirements

Thesis Courses (30 credits)

30 credits selected as follows:

Required Courses (12 credits)

12 credits from:

  • 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)

  • HGEN 662 Laboratory Research Techniques (3 credits)

    Offered by: Human Genetics (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Human Genetics : Directed training in selected methods. Form and content are flexible to allow the department to meet specific student demands and needs.

    Terms: Fall 2024, Winter 2025

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

  • HGEN 692 Human Genetics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Human Genetics (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Human Genetics : This course will emphasize the principles and practice of human genetics, including an overview of the fundamental aspects of human genetics pertaining to chromosomes and mutations, population, cancer and development genetics, the inheritance of complex traits.

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: Dewar, Ken (Fall)

    • Restriction: For Department of Human Genetics graduate students.

Complementary Courses (3 credits)

3 credits from 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)

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