GS21 1051 The Ethical Dimensions of the Biomedical Sciences
Seifert, William. One semester hour. Fall annually. Prerequisite: none
This course examines the ethical concepts and traditions that undergird biomedical science. It explores such issues as commitment to truth and its breakdown in self-deception and fraud, the ethics of authorship, experimentation with human and animal subjects, responsibilities of scientists to society; science's relationship with industry; and the consequences of technologic advances from scientific learning. The course's aim is to teach students to recognize ethical conflicts and problems in their professional lives and to provide a framework within which to analyze and resolve them. This course is required for graduation from all degree programs at GSBS.