LAW 5464: Bioethics and Law - 2204

Bioethics and Law
Class Term:
Spring Term 2019-2020
Catalog Number:
5464
Class Schedule:
Tuesday
Thursday
9:00 am
10:15 am
Room:
LAW 109
Professor(s):

Professor

Type:
Lecture
Credits:
3 (3 Contact, 0 Field)
Graduation Requirements:
"W" Writing
Priority:
General Enrollment Course
Full Year Course:
No
Category:
Standard Courses

Grading Details

The grade will be based on papers written and other activities submitted during the semester.

Description

This course introduces a variety of dilemmas in biomedical ethics brought about primarily by innovative techniques and technologies that the biomedical sciences have developed such as artificial reproductive technologies, genetic screening and engineering, and life support systems. Many of thesee dilemmas are not currently or clearly regulated by law. This course will consider the role of law and legal institutions in creating a framework to address the legal, ethical and social issues that arise as a result of these medical and technological advances. Topics covered include informed consent, the right to refuse medical treatment (including life-sustaining treatment), physician assisted suicide, advance directives, brain death, organ transplantation, sterilization, abortion, assisted reproduction, stem cell research, cloning, genetics, and regulation of research.

Bioethics and Law