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Philosophy Courses

PHIL 2210

Bioethical Issues in Contemporary Society

Credits: 3

Description: Meets MnTC Goal Area(s):6,9 Prerequisite(s): None This course is an introduction to bioethical issues that arise in the contemporary practice of healthcare, and which are central to understanding healthcare in contemporary society. In additional to developing a basic understanding of standard moral theories, issues that rise with American culture for patients, providers, and planners of health care are examined. Examples of such issues include, but are not limited to, abortion, euthanasia, patient rights, informed consent, health care distribution and reform, genetic testing and research, and cloning.

Credit Breakdown: 3/0/0 (Lecture/Lab/On the job training)


This course should help you gain the following abilities and competencies.

Core Abilities

  1. Demonstrate effective communication/interaction skills.
  2. Demonstrate thinking/active learning skills.
  3. Demonstrate self-development skills.


  1. Examine, articulate, and apply your personal bio-ethical views.
  2. Recognize and articulate the value assumptions that underlie and affect decisions.
  3. Apply core concepts (e.g. polotics, rights and obligations, justice, liberty) to specific issues.
  4. Analyze and reflect on the bio-ethical dimensions of legal, social, and scientific issues and case studies.
  5. Present, analyze, and define thier own thesis or view on moral issues.

Guidelines for Success


In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, learners are encouraged to register with Learning Services Director in Learning Enrichment Center for assistance with accommodations. It is the learner's responsibility to voluntarily and confidentially disclose information regarding the nature and extent of a disability. The college cannot assume responsibility for providing accommodations or services to learners who have not identified themselves as having a qualifying disability.

Last Updated: 2011-05-23
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