MDU 4061 – Medical Bioethics

Offered: Spring 2021 (Class # 17366)
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: MDU 4003 Introduction to the Profession of  Medicine.

If you have not taken MDU 4003, please contact Taylor Greene

Syllabus: MDU4061_Spring_2019
Professor: Uma Suryadevara, M.D. – Associate Professor; Department of Psychiatry
Course Coordinator: Tannaz Mirhosseini
Registration: Log into ISIS [Listed under MEDICINE-GENERAL in undergraduate catalog]
Contact: Taylor Greene, Academic Assistant II –


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.


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 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.”