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Bioethics

Teachers: Derek Brown
Open to: Seniors
Length: 1 Semester

This course will build upon issues introduced in the Moral Theology portion of Theology III. Students will be introduced to the range of issues that define bioethics together with core concepts and skills in the field of Bioethics, from a Catholic-Christian perspective. Students will think deeply about contemporary moral issues that arise in medicine, health, and biotechnology as well as those as old as life itself: How do we approach the very real vulnerability of illness and death itself? Should we clone humans? What should we think of the genetic revolution? How much control should we have over when and how we die? When does medical treatment turn into medical enhancement and should we care? Is rationing healthcare good, bad, necessary?