IV. COURSE INTENDED STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES At the conclusion of this course, students should be able to: Assessment gain an understanding of the nature and dignity of the human person as the foundation of the Christian Moral life and its relationship to Heath Care at various stages of life as well as life issues. 12 weekly journals on assigned readings weekly discussion boards PowerPoint Student-led Presentation and Final PowerPoint Presentation or 5 page research paper begin to develop an ability to understand what Scripture and Tradition have to say to those in health care field about the dignity of the human person and that of their caregivers. 12 weekly journals and final PowerPoint presentation (15-20 slides) or a 5 page research paper identify and discuss the significant role of the Principles of Human Dignity and Justice. 12 weekly journals weekly discussion boards 5 quizzes Student-led Presentation and Final teach and help others come to an appreciation of the sanctity of human life in relationship to health care. Present a Student-led PowerPoint presentation (10-15 slides) in the Discussion Board V. OUTLINE OF TOPICS The following topics will be covered in this course: Morality, Happiness and the Good Life Intentions, Good Acts and Human Freedom Why Virtue: The Moral Life as More than Actions Cardinal Virtues and Theological Virtues Jesus Christ, The Holy Spirit and Grace Understanding Ethics and How We approach Ethical Decisions The Bases for Our Decisions and the Role of Discernment 2
Professionalism and the Patient-Physician Relationship Abortion and Maternal-Fetal Care Care of Critically Ill Newborns Reproductive Technology and the Quest for Offspring Embryonic Stem Cell Research, Human Cloning, and Regenerative Medicine Current and Future Applications of Genomic Technologies Medical Research on Humans and the Pharmaceutical/Device Industry Forgoing Treatment at the End of Life Rethinking End-of-Life Care Health Care Reform VI. INSTRUCTIONAL METHODS 1) Lecture on reading: notes are posted in Bb under course documents. 2) Students read relevant texts and may be asked to interpret them 3) Questions on lecture will be taken at any time during the course via email or Discussion Board-DB. 4) Class Presentations and Discussions in small groups and large group 5) Use of video/audio materials, PowerPoint, Case Studies, etc. VII. COURSE MATERIALS A. Required: William C. Mattison, III. Introducing Moral Theology: True Happiness and the Virtues. Brazos Press, 2008. ISBN: 978-1-58743-223-1. 429 pages. $21. Michael R. Panicola, PhD, David M. Belde, PhD, John Paul Slosar, PhD, Mark F. Repenshek, PhD. An Introduction to Health Care Ethics: Theological Foundations, Contemporary Issues and Controversial Cases . ISBN: 978-1-59982-103-0. 2 nd edition. 438 pages. $31.95 United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services -fifth edition. USCCB Publishing, Washington, DC, March 2010. (on reserve in library) or ?
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