MED149 Medical Ethics

This course is designed to provide an overview of the laws and ethics relevant to medical careers, and can help guide you through the legal and ethical questions you may reasonably expect to face as allied health professionals. An introduction to medical ethics which examines several approaches to ethics within the interrelated contexts of medicine, healthcare and law. Topics investigated may include but not limited to: malpractice suits and how to avoid them, legal system, confidentiality and truth telling, abortion, critically ill neonates, death and dying, mental illness, human experimentation, justice, surrogate motherhood, stem cells and human cloning. 45 clock hours.

Prerequisites

None

Credit Hours: 
3.00
Catalog Code: 
MED149