Bioethics and Law

Course Catalog Number: 
5464
Course Credits: 
3
Course Type: 
Lecture
Graduation Requirements: 
"W" Writing
Course Priority: 
Limited Enrollment - 3rd Year Priority
Standard Courses

This is an introduction to a variety of issues in biomedical ethics brought about primarily by the innovative techniques and technologies that the biomedical sciences have developed such as artificial procreation (e.g., in vitro fertilization, surrogacy, cloning), genetic screening and engineering, and life support systems (e.g., respirators, medications, artificial nutrition and hydration). The primary focus of our inquiry will be whether these innovations should be regulated by law and if so how.