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2019-2020 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog 
  Jul 22, 2024
2019-2020 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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Minimum Credits: 3
Maximum Credits: 3
This course teaches students the conceptual tools needed to identify, articulate and resolve practical, everyday, ethical dilemmas inherent in the diverse field of bioengineering. A learning environment where practical ethics can best be understood is fostered. This includes the use of case-based instruction, small group discussion and out of class practical ethics activities including a department- sponsored “field trip” to observe an FDA Panel Meeting in DC. Guest speakers discuss current cases and issues in bioethics. These speakers include: BIOENG post docs as well as faculty with experience in industry, academic research, applied ethics and the FDA. The capstone project requires students, working in groups, to author an ethics case study based on their research and analyze it using methods taught in the course.
Academic Career: Graduate
Course Component: Lecture
Grade Component: Grad LG/SU3 Basis
Course Requirements: PROG: Swanson School of Engineering

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