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Medical Ethics


Ethical analysis of patient-physician relationship; contraception, abortion, sterilization, artificial insemination, in vitro fertilization, surrogate motherhood; euthanasia and the care of dying patients; refusal of medical treatment and the use of "unorthodox" medical treatment; experimentation on human subjects; human genetic control; allocation of scarce medical resources; and health care delivery systems.

Students entering 2012 or after: satisfies the Philosophical and Religious Perspectives distribution requirement.
Students entering before 2012: satisfies one half of the Religion and Philosophy distribution requirement.
Counts as a core course in the Medical Humanities interdisciplinary minor and as an elective in the Neuroscience interdisciplinary minor.


(Not offered 2014-15.)