Health Care Ethics (Adv Cert)

The Advanced Certificate program’s curriculum consists of four courses: three discipline-based courses and one capstone course. At least one of the discipline-based courses must be from a humanities discipline, and at least one must be from a social sciences discipline; the third discipline-based course may be from either a humanities or a social sciences discipline.

The fourth required course is an interdisciplinary and team-taught capstone course which results in a final mentored paper on a topic related to the student’s interest. The capstone course is taught in conjunction the Center for Ethics Education Annual Symposium and Spring Lecture Series. Some previous capstone paper topics include:

  • "Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer (SCNT): A Scientific, Philosophical, Theological, and Practical Approach"
  • "Customizing Conception: The Ethics of Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis"
  • "Is That Allowed?: Stem Cells and Double Effect Reasoning"
  • "Social Justice in the Provision of Health Care to the Uninsured"
  • "Evaluating the Claim of a Right to Health Care in the American Political Tradition"
  • "Ethical Implications Related to Hope and the Therapeutic Misconception in Clinical Trials"

The Center also hosts national and international leading scholars in the area of Health Care Ethics who deliver university-wide lectures and meet with faculty and students in the Center’s academic programs.

The program is administered under the auspices of the Center for Ethics Education, and may be completed within a year or at your own pace. The Center was created in 1999 to promote high-quality teaching, research, and service through the intellectual appreciation of moral values and critical thinking regarding ethical practices.

Course Title Credits
CEED 6100Theories and Applications in Contemporary Ethics3
One Humanities course (with the HECH attribute)3
One Social Science course (with the HECS attribute)3
One additional HECS or HECH course3

Healthcare Ethics Humanities courses

Courses in this group have the HECH attribute.

Course Title Credits
CEED 5050Ethics and Society: Cross Disciplinary Perspectives3
CEED 5250Special Topics and Case Studies in Contemporary Bioethics3
HEGL 0232Introduction to Health Law3,4
HEGL 0369Psychology and Criminal Law2,3
HSGL 0322Natural Law: Intent, Rights, and Justice2
JUGL 0347Jewish Law: Sourc, Prin, Juris2-3
PHIL 5003Natural Law Ethics3
PHIL 5114Normative Ethical Theory3
THEO 6733Theology and Science3
THEO 6735Ecological Ethics3
THEO 7736Bioethics3

Healthcare Ethics Social Sciences courses

Courses in this group have the HECS attribute.

Course Title Credits
BISC 5511Conservation Law and Policy3
CEED 5050Ethics and Society: Cross Disciplinary Perspectives3
CEED 5100Healthcare Ethics3
CEED 6290Health Disparities and Social Justice in Research and Practice3
HADM 5100Healthcare Ethics3
POSC 5140Themes in Urban Public Policy and Power3
PSYC 6005Ethics in Psychology3
PSYC 6020Health Psychology3
PSYC 6290Health Disparities and Social Justice in Research and Practice3
PSYC 6350Applied Developmental Psychology3
PSYC 7020Psychology and Civil Law3
SOCI 6100Classical Social Theory3
SWGS 7202Bioethics Principles3