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PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGION 215: BIOETHICSSection 802, CRN 14167OAP Fall 1 2019Canvas: Instructor: Matt SayballEmail: [email protected]Office: Bear Hall, 275Office Hours: By appointment onlyVirtual Office Hours: By appointment only (On Campus, Zoom Video Chat, Telephone, etc.)Undergraduate Catalog DescriptionPAR 215 Bioethics (3) Examination of the principles and problems in the application of ethical theory to medical research and practice.Course Description and Purpose This course introduces students to the philosophical area of bioethics, the study of right and wrong behavior in the delivery of health care and medical research, through critical reading, discussion, and writing. The Student Learning Outcomes below are consistent with the UNCW University Studies outcomes in “Historical and Philosophical Perspectives”.The primary purpose of this course is to explore some of the ethical issues confronting modern medicine. We will consider such questions as, what ethical obligations does a physician have to her patient? Can a physician lieto her patients? Is it ever morally permissible for a physician to deliberately end her patient’s life? When, if ever, is abortion morally permissible? Are fetuses persons? Does the right to life defeat all other moral rights? A further aim in this course is to develop your readiness to think critically about a problem, and toevaluate arguments for and against possible solutions. This involves both the ability to breakdownarguments into premises and conclusions and to identify the errors, weaknesses, and limitations ofthose arguments.Student Learning Outcomes for All Philosophy and Religion CoursesThe student will:● learn to describe and explain various philosophical or religious issues of human experience of the past and/or present;● evaluate a philosophical or religious position critically and systematically; and● demonstrate familiarity with the argument in support of a philosophical or religious position.1
Student Learning Outcomes for This Course HPA 1. Describe and explain various historical, philosophical, or religious facts, themes, and issues of global human experience of the past and/or present.Students identify and describe various ethical concepts, themes, and issues of global human experience, as they apply to modern medicine.HPA 2. Analyze and interpret evidence on historical, philosophical or religious events or positions critically and systematically, including causal relationships.Students analyze and interpret ethical positions and arguments critically and systematically as they relate to modern medicine. HPA 3. Demonstrate an understanding of the historical, philosophical, or religious construction of differences and similarities among groups and regions.

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