Synchronous Day: Thursday


Starting: Jan 7th


Synchronous Time: 7 p.m. - 8:30 pm






ETHPT 5571 Legal Issues in Bioethics 1


Course Description

An examination of the relationships between law and medicine, including reproduction, standards of care, medical neglect, end-of-life decisions, and definitions of transplantation and death. The ethical implications of the intersection of law and medicine will be critically analyzed.  An awareness of the student's state laws relating to bioethics will be developed.  PREREQ: None


The successful student will:

1. ETH 1 Understand and explain one key area of a legal issue that relates to one’s State.

2. ETH 2 Demonstrate a basic understanding of the specific legal principles in conflict in the areas of medical ethics such as privacy, abortion, and reproduction

3. ETH 3 Recognize and identify the moral, legal, governmental, cultural, personal, and theological implications of issues related to the above subject areas;

4. ETH 4 Apply moral principles to legal issues of Bioethics, develop a personal ethical stance on a selected issue, and support that stance with clear thought and reasoning, as well as specific terms pertinent to the subject area;

5. ETH 5 Demonstrate capable legal analysis on one topic of concern and conversational ability when the student is faced with that moral challenge within the medical center, life, and death.