Advanced Studies in Bioethics
Sponsor: Program in Biomedical Ethics in the Center for Biomedical Ethics and Medical Humanities
Co-Sponsor: Department of Public Health Sciences
Center for Biomedical Ethics and Medical Humanities:
John Arras, PhD
Robert Boyle, MD
Donna T. Chen, MD, MPH
Mary Faith Marshall, Ph.D.
Margaret H. Mohrmann, MD, PhD
Lois Shepherd, JD
Department of Public Health Sciences:
Ruth Gaare Bernheim, JD, MPH
Background: The Program in Biomedical Ethics in the Center for Biomedical Ethics and Humanities offers interdisciplinary and interprofessional ethics education in a broad domain of topics including but not limited to clinical and research ethics, health policy, public health ethics, and health law. Approaches to education include a variety of formats and venues including seminars, clinical practicums, certificate programs, and directed independent research. Our faculty represents multiple disciplinary backgrounds including medicine, nursing, philosophy, law, religious studies, and public health. We offer graduate-level courses such as Foundations of Bioethics, Clinical Ethics, Law and Ethics of Human Subjects Research, Legal Issues at the End of Life, Disability Law and Ethics, and Independent Research in Ethics. We seek students from a wide array of disciplinary homes, and are committed to providing students with a collaborative learning environment that builds on diverse and creative relationships across the university.
Current Course Offerings in the Advanced Studies in Bioethics Program include:
PHSE 7650/8650 Ethics and Law of Human Subjects Research
PHSE 7651 Practicum in Ethics and Law of Human Subjects Research
PHSE 8110 Clinical Ethics
PHSE 8960 Independent Research in Ethics
Foundations of Bioethics
Bioethics and the Law
The Law of Reproduction
For additional course offerings in Ethics, see the Center for Biomedical Ethics and Humanities website: http://www.medicine.virginia.edu/community-service/centers/biomedical-ethics-and-humanities/education.
For information on Certificate Program in Public Health Sciences see: http://www.medicine.virginia.edu/clinical/departments/phs/poper/CertPrgrm-page.