7.5 credits cr.
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This course provides an introduction to some of the central issues in medical
ethics, including public health ethics and health policy. It is aimed at
students with a broad range of backgrounds – you do not need to have a training
in philosophy. Each topic will be introduced by real-life cases, often using
documentary films and other source materials, and ethical concepts and arguments
will be identified and analyzed in the course of discussion and debate.
Among other topics, we discuss physician-assisted suicide, genetic engineering,
life-and-death choices, health care rationing, and ethical dilemmas in a
ScheduleThe schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.