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Fred J. Gianola
GEN ST 197
Seattle Campus

Freshman Seminar

Small-group discussion with faculty representing a wide spectrum of academic disciplines. Topics and approaches vary. Instructor may introduce research techniques or findings, concentrate on readings in his/her area of interest, or illustrate problems and alternatives related to the study of a particular academic discipline. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSp.

Class description

The objective of this seminar is to introduce the student to the diversity of ethical and social issues within health care provision. This course will focus around equity, access and triage, denial, privacy and compulsory care. There will be Guest speakers representing a majority of the Health Science Schools including * Dentistry * Health Sciences Libraries * iSchoo * Medicine * Nursing * Pharmacy * Public Health * Social Work

This class will provide the opportunity for students to meet and discuss ethical issues with senior faculty from the Health Science Schools. The seminar is only intended as a sampler in the area of ethics and social issues. It is meant to whet the intellectual appetite of the student for this type discussion and reflection as a preparation for more intense study in the course of her/his degree. The course is appropriate for all freshman students, but especially those who are interested in any aspect of heath.

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Fred J. Gianola
Date: 02/13/2008