Graduate Courses in Health Ethics

INT D 570: Healthcare Ethics

1 Sep - 7 Dec 2020

Professor: TBD
Available in class or by eClass

An interdisciplinary course exploring selected topics in bioethics. Includes examination of ethical theories and principles within the context of clinical practice (nursing, medicine, rehabilitation medicine, dentistry, pharmacy) and learning experiences to improve moral reasoning and ethical decision making. [0-3-0]

Prerequisite: Consent of Instructors. [Faculty of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, John Dossetor Health Ethics Centre]

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INT D 670: Research Ethics

3 Sept - 6 Dec 2019

Professor: Wendy Austin, RN, PhD
Available in class or by eClass

Examines the ethical issues which arise in research involving human subjects. Research methods studied may include clinical trials, surveys, secondary analysis of stored data, and the observation of public behavior. Problems encountered in studying particular populations, such as children or persons with dementia, will also be studied. Prerequisite: consent of Instructor.. [0-3-0]

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. [Faculty of Nursing, John Dossetor Health Ethics Centre]

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Medical Sub-Specialty Ethics Teaching

Instructional academic half-days (20 to 40 per year) that amount to all medical sub-specialty ethics teaching. These days are directly related to ethics content requirements for accreditation in the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry.

Canmeds Selective in Ethics and Communications

Ethics teaching provided to 3rd year internal medicine residents. Five groups in a 2 week course annually.

Instructor: Gary Goldsand.

Undergraduate Medical Student Elective, An Experience in Bioethics

Years Offered: August 10, 2015 - August 13, 2025

Ethics teaching for 3rd and 4th year students (approximately 15 per year) from across Canada in 2 or 4 week sessions.

Preceptor: Brendan Leier.

This flexible elective gives you an in-depth look at bioethics. The options range from: a reading course accompanied by discussions of the ethics issues in the literature (e.g., issues in reproductive ethics, geriatrics, neonatal problems, or human experimentation); or direct experience of a specific practical problem in health care ethics by first-hand exposure; or combinations of these. Students would normally be required to focus their conclusions by writing a position paper in the last week of the elective.

Elective Objectives: To provide experience of the discipline of bioethics within the context of medical practice.