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Undergraduate Course Details
Number PHL 218
Title Medical Ethics
Credits 3.0
Distribution DI


An examination of the moral dimensions of decision making in health related situations. Special attention will be focused on the implications for human life and values occasioned by recent advances in biological and medical technologies. Some of the main topics of consideration will be the following: euthanasia, reproductive technologies, behavior control, health-care delivery systems, human experimentation, pollution, and genetic engineering. Three lecture hours per week.