Bioethics & Law

SLN #: 88081
Course Prefix: LAW-652
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 2
Instructor(s): Stevens

Course Description:
Bioethics and the Law explores the relationship among applicable US laws, regulations and policy and ethical/moral issues in the areas of health care, life sciences and related technologies. The course is intended to give students an appreciation of the ways in which law and other oversight measures have been used to guide decision-making in medicine and biomedical research, and, in turn, how theories of medical ethics and practice have informed modern legal developments.

In Bioethics and the Law, we will take up a wide range of cutting-edge topics including genetics, human research regulation, human enhancement, right-to-try therapies, reproductive technologies, organ transplants, death & dying, distributive justice/healthcare reform and related implications from various perspectives.

Readings for Class: available a week in advance. No textbook required.

Evaluation: 1) 90 % in-class or take-home exam (TBD by utilitarian majority vote).
2) 10% participation

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 2
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Experiential Learning: No
Special Withdrawal Course: No
Final Exam Given: Yes
Final Exam Type: Take-Home
Attendance Policy: Per Statement Of Student Policies

* The law school has a policy that Is used To calculate credit hours. Please see the Statement of Student Policies.