PHIL 3207 Ethical Issues in Health Care | UNB

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Ethical Issues in Health Care

Subject Course No. Credit Value
Philosophy PHIL 3207 Three (3) credit hours

This course provides an introduction to contemporary issues in health care. Topics covered include: ethical theory, relationships in health care, informed consent, abortion, euthanasia, scarce medical resources, and acquiring and distributing body parts.

Instructor: Robert Larmer (please contact the instructor if you need an up-to-date syllabus)
Note: Students cannot take both PHIL 2209 and PHIL 3207 for credit. Although open to all students, this course does not count toward the Major or Honours requirements for Philosophy students. Students who have previously taken PHIL 3203 (Health Care Ethics) online cannot take PHIL 3207 online for credit.

Why take this course?

  • Students will be able to compare and contrast major ethical theories.
  • Students will be able to apply ethical theory to ethical issues arising in health care.
  • Students will be able to summarize and evaluate academic articles.

Course details

Students have six months from the registration date to complete the course. All course exams and/or assignments must be completed by the designated end date.

Assignments and examinations

  • Participation (10%)
  • Writing Assignment #1 (5%)
  • Writing Assignment #2 (20%)
  • Writing Assignment #3 (20%)
  • 3 x Quizzes (15% each)

Fees and payments

There is a $150 non-refundable/non-transferable online fee per course in addition to applicable tuition & fees. Learn more about tuition and fees and methods of payment.