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SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
BIOETHICS AND HUMANITIES

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B H 401 History of Modern Medicine (3) I&S Berryman
Survey of evolution of medical theory, practice, and institutions in European and American society from the late eighteenth century to the present. Medical background not required. Recommended: prior courses in sciences and/or history.
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B H 402 Ethical Theory (5) I&S N. JECKER
Studies the major normative ethical theories, including both teleological and deontological approaches. Emphasizes moral philosophy during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, as well as contemporary commentary. Recommended: one basic course in ethics. Offered: jointly with PHIL 412.
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B H 404 Metaethical Theory (5) I&S N. JECKER
Studies the major metaethical theories, including both cognitivist and noncognitivist approaches. Emphasizes moral philosophy during the twentieth century, as well as contemporary commentary. Recommended: one introductory philosophy course. Offered: jointly with PHIL 413.
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B H 411 Introduction to Bioethics (3) I&S Jecker
Case-based approach to major topics in bioethics, such as abortion, genetic testing, physician-assisted suicide, and euthanasia. Emphasizes utilizing ethical principles and methods of case analysis.
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B H 420 Philosophical Problems in Bioethics (3) I&S Jecker
Introduces the philosophical concepts and controversies that underlie contemporary bioethical debates. Explores issues using the literature of bioethics and philosophy, contemporary film, works of fiction, and conversations with health professionals. Students learn philosophical methods of analysis and argument, and debate different sides of ethical issues.
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B H 421 History of Eugenics (5) I&S Woiak
Examines the history of ideas, policies, and practices associated with eugenics and human genetics from the late nineteenth century to the present in American society and other national contexts. Offered: jointly with DIS ST 421.
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B H 440 Philosophy of Medicine (5) I&S N. JECKER
Familiarizes students with central issues in the philosophy of medicine. Focuses on the nature of medical knowledge, the connection between theory and observation, the meaning of medical concepts, and the relationship between theories and the world. Recommended: prior courses in philosophy, history of science, or history of medicine. Offered: jointly with PHIL 459.
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B H 456 Social Justice and Health (5) I&S Blacksher
Examines the moral grounds for the view that social inequalities in health are unjust using contemporary literature from moral philosophy and bioethics, case studies, and film. Explores basic questions integral to determinations of social injustice as well as moral constraints on the pursuit of health equity.
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B H 460 Reflections on Research, Responsibility, and Society (3) I&S
Explores ethical and policy issues that emerge in the conduct of basic, applied, translational, community-based, and collaborative research. Addresses the ethical debates that arise in the context of planning, implementing, and disseminating research.
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B H 474 Justice in Health Care (5) VLPA/I&S N. JECKER
Examination of the ethical problem of allocating scarce medical resources. Emphasizes the fundamental principles of justice that support alternative health policies. Recommended: prior courses in philosophy or ethics. Offered: jointly with PHIL 411.
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B H 481 The Pursuit of Health in American Society (3) I&S Whorton
Examination of the development of concern for personal health over the past two centuries, and of the evolution of philosophies and practices of health promotion. Emphasis on the influence of both medicine and popular culture on shaping of attitudes toward diet, exercise, alcohol, drugs, sex, and other health behavior.
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B H 483 The Rise and Development of Sports Medicine (3) I&S Berryman
Evolution of medical thought related to exercise for good health, training for sport participation, and treatment of sport-related injuries. Begins with ancient period, concludes with present. Development of specialization in sports medicine, sport team physicians, preventive medicine, concepts of fitness and wellness as related to exercise prescription, and exercise science.
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B H 485 Concepts of the Body in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century America (3) I&S Berryman
Investigation of ideas relating to corporeal self in nineteenth- and twentieth-century America. Evolution of physical ideals of manliness/femininity, how ideals related to surrounding culture, how different bodily activities developed to realize ideals. Athleticism, physiognomy, beauty contests, body building, decorations, cosmetics, anthropometry, and phrenology.
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B H 497 Bioethics and Humanites Special Electives (*-, max. 30)
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B H 499 Undergraduate Research (*, max. 5)
Investigative work in biomedical ethics or history of the biomedical sciences.
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B H 501 Alternative Approaches to Healing (2)
Surveys the different philosophies and practices of the major alternative approaches to healing. Provides a characterization of alternative medicine accompanied by presentations by practitioners of chiropractic, naturopathic, homeopathic, traditional Chinese medicine, energy, and mind-body therapies. Credit/no-credit only.
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B H 502 Ethical Theory (5) Jecker
Studies the major normative ethical theories, including both teleological and deontological approaches. Emphasizes moral philosophy during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, as well as contemporary commentary. Recommended: course in ethics or philosophy. Offered: A.
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B H 505 Professional Seminar I (3)
Methods for identifying a bioethics research question and developing a systematic approach to investigating it, including utilization of bibliographic sources in bioethics, philosophy, history. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.
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B H 506 Professional Seminar II (2)
Includes conducting research in ethics, writing, giving oral presentations, facilitating seminars, developing curriculum vitae, and career planning.
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B H 509 Ethics and the Social Determinats of Health (2) Blacksher
Engages student in ethical questions that confront healthcare workers who serve poor and minority patient populations. Using literature from social epidemiology, bioethics, and case studies, students examine questions about clinicians' duties and patient responsibilities, controversial disease prevention programs and policies, and broader questions of social justice. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: Sp.
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B H 511 P-Medical Ethics (2) McCormick
Studies ethical problems arising in clinical settings of medicine; introduces philosophical analysis and argument in practical contexts. Includes clinician-guest speakers. Credit/no-credit only.
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B H 512 P-The Human Face of Medicine (2) McCormick
Readings and discussing literature by and about physicians and patients to better understand the human values undergirding medical practice and ethical issues arising in the "doctor-patient" relationship.
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B H 513 P-Ethical Responsibilities of Medical Practice (2) Dudzinski, McCormick
Provides intensive and practical guidance about management of principal ethical and legal problems that arise in clinical practice: informed consent, confidentiality, decisions regarding life-support, advance directives and surrogate decision-makers, duty to care for indigent and risky patients. One week intensive course. Offered: S.
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B H 514 Legal, Ethical, and Social Issues in Public Health Genetics (3)
Equips the student to anticipate and assess potential legal, ethical, and social barriers complicating the incursion of new genetic advances, information, and technologies into public and private healthcare delivery efforts. Prerequisite: GENOME 361, GENOME 371, or equivalent. Offered: jointly with LAW H 504/PHG 512; A.
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B H 518 Spirituality in Healthcare (2)
Examination of the beliefs, values, meaning, and spirituality of health professionals for the well-being of their patients as well as for themselves. Offered: jointly with FAMED 547/SOC W 587; Sp.
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B H 527 Research Methods in Bioethics (3) Starks
Introduces the range of methods available for conducting research in bioethics, including both normative and empirical approaches using quantitative and qualitative methods. Students formulate research questions and explore how the application of these approaches generates different research results and products. Offered: Sp.
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B H 530 Genetic Discovery in Medicine and Public Health (3) Burke
Addresses the implications of genetic science for clinical and public health practice, with an emphasis on health policy and ethics. Offered: jointly with PHG 542; W.
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B H 535 Medical Ethics and Jurisprudence (3-) Dudzinski, Kuzzler
Examines the relationship between bioethics and law. Reviews the basic concepts of both disciplines; their theoretical and practical connections. Analysis of principle legal cases and statutes illustrating such issues as informed consent to treatment, foregoing life support, research with human subjects, confidentiality, and allocation of health care resources. Offered: jointly with LAW H 503.
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B H 536 Research Ethics and Regulation (3) Mastroianni
Explores the ethical foundations, principles and concepts, and U.S. laws related to the conduct of research with human subjects. Required for graduate students in the Department of Bioethics and Humanities, School of Medicine. Offered: jointly with LAW H 536; W.
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B H 548 Methods in Clinical Ethics (3) Schellenberg
Introduces the history, practice, and research methods in clinical ethics. Case-based examination of methods including principalism, casuistry, narrative methods, virtue ethics. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Offered: A.
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B H 549 Classic Cases in Bioethics (3) Dudzinski
Analysis of complex ethical cases from UWSOM clinical departments, case law, literature, and media. Case discussions focus on implications for delivery of medical care. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.
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B H 550 Current Topics in Bioethics (3) Edwards
Analysis of complex ethical cases from UWSOM clinical departments, literature, and media. Case discussion focuses on public policy implications. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.
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B H 551 Human Genomics: Science, Ethics, and Society (3) Fullerton
Explores the ethical and social implications of human molecular genetics and genomics investigation. Recent research is critically evaluated for its potential impact on scientific practice, research participation, and societal understandings. Prerequisite: LAW H 504/B H 514/ PHG 512 or permission of instructor. Offered: jointly with GENOME 573/PHG 551; A.
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B H 552 Advanced Qualitative Methods (4) Starks
Examines and compares phenomenology, discourse analysis, and grounded theory. Reviews the history of ideas and critically reads examples of published articles to appreciate how each method frames questions and produces different analyses.
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B H 553 International Research Ethics, Law, and Policy (3) Kuszler, Rivin
Exploration of legal requirements and ethical principles related to responsible conduct and research in a variety of different government structures, healthcare systems, and research environment. Compares and contrasts law and ethical standards applicable to research enterprises in developing countries, industrialized countries, and ethically distinct communities. Offered: jointly with LAW H 511; A.
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B H 554 Ethics in Clinical Contexts (2) Cooper, Edwards
Introduces the tools of clinical ethics in the context of case studies drawn from specific medical specialties. Focuses on ethical issues in clinical cases; special emphasis on understanding perspectives of clinician, patient, and trainee. Credit/no-credit only.
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B H 556 Social Justice and Health (5) Blacksher
Examines the moral grounds for the view that social inequalities in health are unjust, using contemporary literature from moral philosophy and bioethics, case studies, and film. Explores basic questions integral to determinations of social injustice as well as moral constraints on the pursuit of health equity.
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B H 560 Genomics, Ethics, and Policy (2, max. 10) Burke, Edwards, Fullerton, Starks
Explores the intersection of genomics, ethics, and policy, with a particular focus on examining the benefits of genomics for medically underserved communities. Offered: S.
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B H 574 Justice for Healthcare (5) N. JECKER
Examination of the ethical problem of allocating scarce medical resources. Emphasizes fundamental principles of justice that support alternative health policies. Recommended: prior courses in philosophy or ethics. Offered: W.
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B H 595 Ethics Practicum (1-6, max. 6)
Students participate in clinical ethics rounds, case discussions, review of research protocols, or other professional activities related to bioethics. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Credit/no-credit only.
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B H 596 Master's Research Project ([1-12]-, max. 12)
Research project culminating in a scholarly paper suitable for publication in a peer-reviewed journal. Majors only. Credit/no-credit only.
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B H 597 Special Topics in Medical Ethics (1-5, max. 15)
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B H 600 Independent Study or Research (*-)
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