PHLS 2160 4 Quarter Hours
Course Level Undergrad Specialty Semester
Description Explores ethics and medicine. While it remains anchored in philosophy, medical ethics is interdisciplinary in character and thus intertwines the issues of politics, economic policy, sociology, and the law. Medicine is a fruitful area for philosophical exploration and application of basic theories that help to analyze practical problems and concrete moral dilemmas. Addresses issues such as informed consent and whether patients have a “right to die.” Covers the distribution of health services and the allocation of scarce resources. Offers students an opportunity to become familiar with the complex issues and various possible responses.


Students should refer to the CPS Prerequisite Table for course prerequisite and corequisite information.


Course Sections

There are no current sections scheduled for this course. Undergraduate course numbers changed beginning with the Fall 2016 term. Please make sure you are using the current course number.
Next Term Starts
  • Summer Graduate
    Jul 10, 2017 (4-, 6-, and 8-week classes)
    Aug 7, 2017 (4-week classes)
  • Fall Undergraduate
    Sep 4, 2017 (7.5- and 15-week classes)
    Oct 25, 2017 (7.5-week classes)
  • Fall Graduate
    Sep 18, 2017 (6- and 12-week classes)
    Oct 30, 2017 (6-week classes)

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