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PHI 410 Bioethics (3 credits)

Course Description

Bioethics examines many of the important moral issues about life, particularly human life, with emphasis on those that arise in the areas of medicine and health care. These issues are addressed with a focus on communicating and living a Christ-centered moral philosophy in a pluralistic world.

Learning Results

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
 • Describe the strengths and limitations of the primary forms of philosophical ethical theory
 • Express the ways in which a Christian moral position on an issue not directly addressed in Scripture can be developed.
 • Express an understanding of the ethical issues in cases which illustrate major areas of moral conflict in medicine and healthcare.
 • Express an ethical opinion in writing on a significant bioethical issue and support that opinion with reasoning intended to address both those who accept and do not accept a Christian worldview.


Learning Documentation

This course consists of 11 assignments including a research paper and one exam.

Learning Evaluation

The first 10 assignments are worth 40% of the final grade, the research paper is 45%, and the exam makes up the remaining 15%.

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