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Spring 2014
5297 Legal Aspects of Bioethics - WINSLADE- 24348

Professor(s): William Winslade (DEPARTED)

Credits: 2

Course Areas: Health Law 

Time: 4:00p-6:00p  T  Location: TUII-215 

Course Outline: Examines the legal, ethical, and policy aspects of current controversies in bioethics. Topics include the birth, development and growth of bioethics, law and ethics in clinical settings, personal autonomy, privacy, confidentiality and privileged communications, informed consent to medical treatment and research, law and ethics at the end of life, deciding for others (children and incompetent persons), the body as a commodity, organ donation and allocation for transplantation, and patients' rights to refuse treatment.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.

Course Notes:   No book is needed for this course.


First Day Assignments: There is no reading assignment for the first day of class. There will be an introduction and overview of the history of law and bioethics, and discussion of the interdisciplinary prospectives that will be covered in the course.

Final Exam Schedule: 05/06 6-8pm  215 TU2    

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Satisfies Skills Course Requirement: No
Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

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