Contemporary Issues in Biomedical Ethics

College University of St. Michael's College, Faculty of Theology
Course Code SMT6952HF
NOTE: Basic degree students enrol in SMT3952HF
Semester First Semester
Section 0101
Online No
Credits One Credit
Location Toronto (St George Campus)

Using contemporary articles from Christian ethics and Magisterial teachings, the biological and medical sciences, and philosophical ethics, the course will develop and apply critical thinking and ethical methods to contemporary issues in biomedical ethics including: issues pertaining to the creation of life (e.g., IV fertilization, reproductive technologies), the preservation of life (e.g., right to care, refusal of care, micro & macroallocation of limited resources, stem cell research), and the end of life (e.g., euthanasia, allowing to die, elder neglect).

Schedule Thu
Start Time 17:00
End Time 19:00
Hours Per Week 2
Minimum Enrolment 6
Maximum Enrolment 20
Enrolment Notes

(Max. Grad 10, BD 10; Min. Grad 3, BD 3)

Additional Notes

Additional Evaluation: response paper, integration paper.

Teaching Method
Means of Evaluation
Class Participation
Previously Offered Winter 2017
Currently Offered Fall 2018