Introduction to Bioethics

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Should we clone humans? What should we think of the coming genetic revolution? How much control should we have over how and when we die? When does medical treatment turn into medical enhancement — and should we care? Is rationing health care good, bad, necessary — or all of the above?

This course will explore fundamental moral issues that arise in medicine, health, and biotechnology. Some are as old as life itself: the vulnerability of illness, the fact of death. Some are new, brought on by a dizzying pace of technology that can unsettle our core ideas about human nature and our place in the world. And nearly all intersect with issues of racial and gender equality, as well as policies affecting the world’s most vulnerable populations.

Designed to introduce students to the range of issues that define bioethics, together with core concepts and skills, this course should be of interest to undergraduates, health care professionals,...

Should we clone humans? What should we think of the coming genetic revolution? How much control should we have over how and when we die? When does medical treatment turn into medical enhancement — and should we care? Is rationing health care good, bad, necessary — or all of the above?

This course will explore fundamental moral issues that arise in medicine, health, and biotechnology. Some are as old as life itself: the vulnerability of illness, the fact of death. Some are new, brought on by a dizzying pace of technology that can unsettle our core ideas about human nature and our place in the world. And nearly all intersect with issues of racial and gender equality, as well as policies affecting the world’s most vulnerable populations.

Designed to introduce students to the range of issues that define bioethics, together with core concepts and skills, this course should be of interest to undergraduates, health care professionals, policy makers, and anyone interested in philosophy or ethics.

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Marco Vergano

10/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 10 months ago
Fantastic course. High profile teachers from an Institution that contributed to the birth of modern bioethics itself. Short, clear lessons, with useful quizzes at the end of each module.
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Kevin Tanter

10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 4 months ago
I want to thank you for this course about global issues in bioethics for today and for tomorrow. The high quality of instructors and content offered allowed me a better understanding of the challenges we will face and allowed me to improve my perception of this environment. I hope to see you soon to go further in one the subject studied in this course. Once again thank you !
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Ameya Athavale

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3 years, 4 months ago
Well this course was fantastic. The professors are really qualified.I completed the course but the option to purchase a verified certificate is not available.Please help me in this situation.
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