GRADUATE DOCTORAL SEMINAR IN BIOETHICS Syllabus
Course Learning Objectives
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
- have a deeper awareness of and understanding of the literature in bioethics and public health
- analyze arguments in existing bioethics literature and respond to them independently
- to synthesize literature across different content areas of bioethics in order to provide linkages in the field
- to critique one another's work and scholarly arguments.
Familiarizes students with contemporary and classic literature in bioethics and demonstrates how to rigorously critique empirical and normative writings in the field of bioethics. Readings for the seminar include recent publications in bioethics and some classic pieces in the field. Students are primarily responsible for selection of articles and for presentation of articles for discussion.
Required for doctoral students in the bioethics track during the first two years of the program. It is optional for doctoral students who are more advanced.
Methods of Assessment
Grading Policy: Student evaluation based on the student’s critical presentation and participation during sessions.
Grading Restrictions: Pass and Fail
Academic Ethics Code
The code, discussed in the Policy and Procedure Memorandum for Students, March 31, 2002, will be adhered to in this class:
Students enrolled in the Bloomberg School of Public Health of The Johns Hopkins University assume an obligation to conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to the University's mission as an institution of higher education. A student is obligated to refrain from acts which he or she knows, or under the circumstances has reason to know, impair the academic integrity of the University. Violations of academic integrity include, but are not limited to: cheating; plagiarism; knowingly furnishing false information to any agent of the University for inclusion in the academic record; violation of the rights and welfare of animal or human subjects in research; and misconduct as a member of either School or University committees or recognized groups or organizations.
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