GRADUATE DOCTORAL SEMINAR IN BIOETHICS Syllabus

306.861.01 | AY 2013-2014 - 4th Term | 1 Credit(s)
  • Contact Information
  • 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.
  • Course Description

    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.

  • Intended Audience

    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: Students will research and prepare a scholarly paper on a relevant topic of their choice that includes the production of a thesis statement, outline, and final draft. Students must also present their paper topic during latter classes.

    Grading Restrictions: Pass and Fail

  • Prerequisites

    There is no formal prerequisite for the course, although it is recommended that students have taken Public Health and the Law, 306.650, Ethical Issues in Public Health, 306.655, and/or Legal and Ethical Issues in the Evolving Health Care System, 306.663.

  • 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.

  • Disability Support Services

    If you are a student with a documented disability who requires an academic accommodation, please contact Betty H. Addison in the Office of Student Life Services: baddison@jhsph.edu, 410-955-3034, or 2017 E. Monument Street.