Identifying and exploring moral problems in medicine, health care, and the life sciences.
The practice of medicine, the development of public health policies, and advances in the biomedical sciences raise fundamental moral and philosophical issues. The bioethics program is designed to provide you with an understanding of these issues, and the background and the conceptual tools to think about them clearly.
CLASSES YOU MIGHT TAKE
Introduction to Bioethics
You’ll gain an introduction to a wide range of moral issues arising in the biomedical fields, including physician-assisted suicide, human cloning, abortion, surrogacy, and human subjects research.
The Ethics of Body Modification
Examine the ethical, historical and political issues surrounding body modifications. Through this course, you’ll explore the ways in which medical technologies have intersected with cultural constructions of gender, age, sexuality and race to produce ways of altering the human corporeal form.
The Ethics of Human Experimentation
Through historical case studies, you’ll explore the major ethical issues arising in experimentation and research on human subjects.
PROF. Jeffrey Kahn
Director and Professor of Bioethics and Public Policy, Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics
Donors Can Track How Science Uses Their Tissue but Stay Anonymous
Tissue donors for the first time will be able to track how their samples are used by scientists while safeguarding their privacy, through a pilot program launched by Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics faculty and breast cancer researchers at the University of Pittsburgh’s Institute for Precision Medicine.Read More
Prof. Travis Rieder
Associate Research Professor, Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics
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A Father's Wish, A Bioethicist's Dilemma
A Hopkins faculty member recounts the agonizing decision he had to make for a parent unable to communicate with the world.Read More
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