Bioethics - Professor Morse Tan

Bioethics addresses the critically important issues at the intersection of law, medicine, biology and ethics. In this time of proliferation of biomedical knowledge and biotechnologies, and in a society that regulates the healthcare area more than any other, it is vital to learn about these crucial matters. Particular issues covered may include the following: allocation of healthcare resources, euthanasia/physician assisted suicide, ethical theories, human genetics (such as genetic non-discrimination), human research ethics, cloning, stem cell research, abortion, and models of the physician-patient relationship, for examples. The seminar will have ample opportunity for discussion, student presentations and student research in that each student will write a substantial paper and present their research to the class.