Dual-Title Ph.D. in Bioethics Course List

Required Courses

Students in the dual-title program are required to take 18 credits of coursework.  These include the following three core courses, which provide a rigorous grounding in general theory, methods, and the scholarly literature of bioethics:

BIOETHICS (BIOET)

501. PERSPECTIVES AND METHODS IN BIOETHICS (3)
502. PERSPECTIVES IN MACRO-BIOETHICS (3)
590. BIOETHICS COLLOQUIUM (1-3) 

In addition, students are required to take at least three additional BIOET credits at the 500-level:

BIOETHICS (BIOET)

503. ETHICS AND THE RESPONSIBLE CONDUCT OF BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH (3)

533. ETHICAL DIMENSIONS OF RENEWABLE ENERGY AND SUSTAINABLE SYSTEMS (2)

540. BIOETHICS, BIOPOWER, AND BIOPOLITICS (3)

597. SPECIAL TOPICS IN BIOETHICS (1-3)

With the approval of the Director of the Bioethics Graduate Program, students also may fulfill the requirement for additional 500-level BIOET credits through one of three alternatives:

BIOET 594. RESEARCH TOPICS
BIOET 596. INDIVIDUAL STUDIES
BIOET 590. COLLOQUIUM (1-3)

Elective Courses

Students in the dual-title program fulfill the remaining credits by choosing from a wide variety of existing elective courses at the 400 and 500 levels from a list maintained by the Director of the Bioethics Graduate Program.  Students also have the right to petition the Director of the Bioethics Graduate Program to request that additional courses be added to the list of electives.

In addition, students may pursue an internship or practicum, provided that it is approved in advance by the Director of the Bioethics Graduate Program:

BIOET 595. INTERNSHIP (1-3)

List of Elective Courses

  • ANTH/BIOL 460 HUMAN GENETICS (3)
  • ANTH/BIOL 460H HUMAN GENETICS (4)
  • ANTH 471H BIOLOGY, EVOLUTION AND SOCIETY (3)
  • BB H 501 BIOBEHAVIORAL SYSTEMS IN HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT: THEORY AND PROCESSES (3)
  • BB H 504 BEHAVIORAL HEALTH INTERVENTION STRATEGIES (3)
  • BB H 551 WORLD HEALTH PROMOTION (3)
  • BIOET 401Q SCIENCE, ETHICS, POLICY AND LAW (3)
  • BIOET/BMH 490 BIOETHICS AND MEDICAL HUMANITIES CAPSTONE (3)
  • BMMB 509 ETHICS IN BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE (1)
  • CAS 453 HEALTH COMMUNICATION THEORY AND RESEARCH (3)
  • CAS 557 HEALTH COMMUNICATION (3)
  • CAS 562 QUALITATIVE METHODS (3)
  • FRNSC 561 ETHICS IN FORENSIC SCIENCE (1)
  • H ADM 539 HEALTH SYSTEMS ORGANIZATION (3)
  • H ADM 540 HEALTH ADMINISTRATIVE POLICY FORMULATION (3)
  • H ADM 541 HEALTH ECONOMICS AND POLICY (3)
  • H ADM 542 HEALTH CARE POLITICS AND POLICY (3)
  • H ADM 543 LONG-TERM CARE ADMINISTRATION AND POLICY (3)
  • H ADM 551 HEALTH CARE LAW (3)
  • H P A 401 (IL) COMPARATIVE HEALTH SYSTEMS ( 3)
  • H P A 510 HEALTH SERVICES FINANCING AND POLICY (3)
  • H P A 511 RESEARCH SEMINAR ON HEALTH SERVICES FINANCING AND POLICY (3)
  • H P A 520 INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH SERVICES ORGANIZATION AND DELIVERY (3)
  • H P A 521 RESEARCH SEMINAR ON HEALTH SERVICES ORGANIZATION AND DELIVERY (3)
  • H P A 540 EPIDEMIOLOGICAL APPLICATIONS IN HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH (3)
  • H P A 541 POVERTY, RACE, ETHNICITY AND CHILD HEALTH (3)
  • H P A 545 INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH ECONOMICS (3)
  • H P A 822 CLINICAL ISSUES FOR HEALTH SERVICES MANAGEMENT (3)
  • H P A 836 HEALTH LAW (3)
  • HLHED 516 EVALUATION OF HEALTH EDUCATION AND PROMOTION PROGRAMS (3)
  • HLHED 552 CURRENT HEALTH EDUCATION ISSUES (3)
  • HLHED 553 MULTICULTURAL HEALTH ISSUES (3)
  • IBIOS 591 ETHICS IN THE LIFE SCIENCES (1)
  • NURS 464 (US;IL) DYING AND DEATH ( 3)
  • NURS 501 ISSUES IN NURSING AND HEALTH CARE (3)
  • NURS 580 EPISTEMOLOGY OF NURSING SCIENCE (3)
  • NURS 581 DEVELOPING THEORETICAL CONSTRUCTS RELEVANT TO NURSING (3)
  • NURS 587 ETHICS IN NURSING RESEARCH (1)
  • NUTR/S T S 430 (IL) GLOBAL FOOD STRATEGIES: PROBLEMS AND PROSPECTS FOR REDUCING WORLD HUNGER (3)
  • PHIL 403 ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS (3)
  • PHIL 418 ETHICS (3)
  • PHIL/S T S 432: MEDICAL AND HEALTH CARE ETHICS (3)
  • PHS 570 HEALTH ECONOMICS AND ECONOMIC EVALUATION (3)
  • S T S 555 HUMAN DIMENSIONS OF NATURAL RESOURCES (3)
  • S T S 589 ETHICS AND VALUES IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (3)