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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - NGR6881

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2005-05-27
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  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    1866 2005-03-23
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Nursing NR 6201-000-0
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Judith Karshmer 9749229

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    NGR 6881 Bioethics in Contemporary Society

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? N
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable?
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Bioethics Cont Society
    Course Online? Percentage Online



    Course Description

    Ethical issues related to health and illness encountered during stages of the life cycle, focusing on the influences exerted by cultural diversities and psychosocial factors, including the bi-directional interaction between the individual and society.

  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    This course is part of the Biomedical Ethics and Humanities Interdisciplinary Masters’ program in the Health Sciences Center

    B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?

    Required course in Interdisciplinary program. Elective opportunity for HSC graduate study

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?

    Yes twice

    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    Ph.D in a Health Science profession or MD plus biomedical experience or education

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    Veatch, R.M. (2003). The basics of bioethics, (2nd edition). New Jersey: Prentice Hall

    B. Learning Outcomes

    Veatch, R.M. (2003). The basics of bioethics, (2nd edition). New Jersey: Prentice Hall

    C. Major Topics

    Role and Function Ethics Committees

    Beginning of Life Issues

    Reproductive Issues

    Disclosure of errors/adverse events


    Abuse Issues

    Aging Issues

    Cultural diversity and psychosocial factors relating

    to health and illness Economics

    Allocation of resources

    Research ethics

    Ethics Committee Simulations

    Papers due on line

    D. Textbooks

    Veatch, R.M. (2003). The basics of bioethics, (2nd edition). New Jersey: Prentice Hall

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    H. Attendance Policy

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    J. Program This Course Supports

  5. Course Concurrence Information

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