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MDU 4061 – Medical Bioethics

Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer C
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: MDU 4003 Introduction to the Profession of  Medicine
Syllabus: MDU4061 Summer 2016 Syllabus
Professor: Lauren Solberg, J.D., M.T.S.– Assistant Professor; Program in Bioethics, Law & Medical Professionalism, Department of Community Health and Family Medicine; Department of Aging and Geriatric Research; Department of Psychiatry

Joseph Thornton, M.D. – Adjunct Assistant Professor; Department of Psychiatry

Course Coordinator: Danielle Cooke, B.S.
Registration: Log into ISIS [Listed under MEDICINE-GENERAL in undergraduate catalog]
Email: IntroMedicalBioethics@psychiatry.ufl.edu

Description

Medical Bioethics provides students with a very intensive review of the dynamic field of bioethics in the areas of medical practice and research. Online videos presented by various experts as well as the recommended readings, offer students the opportunity to learn about many biomedical ethics issues facing our nation and world and the impact of these issues in medicine and research. This course conveys the importance of the integrated and collaborative research and professionalism that one can expect to encounter within the health care and scientific communities. This course will hopefully be one of the many educational experiences that prepare undergraduates for professional studies in the medical sciences.

Objectives

After completing this course, students should be able to:

  • Outline principles of bioethical decision making
  • Describe the principles of informed consent
  • Discuss how bioethics impacts medicine and other health care professions

To start course: This course is now offered in Canvas. In order to access this course, please go to https://lss.at.ufl.edu/ and click “e-learning in Canvas.” Please log in with your Gatorlink and password. Your courses should be listed on the top of the screen when you click on “Courses.”