Please note: The course descriptions displayed here are current as of Saturday, April 25, 2015, but the official Course Catalog should be used for all official planning.

BIET 120
Applied Ethics: Introduction to Biomedical Ethics

The course will examine moral dilemmas created or intensified by recent advances in medical technology and study ways of analyzing those dilemmas to make them more tractable. We will focus on examples such as euthanasia and the right to die, abortion, behavior modification, allocation of scarce medical resources, in vitro fertilization, genetic screening and engineering, and human experimentation. Units: 6. Prerequisite: Recommended for freshmen and sophomores
Also listed as Philosophy 120

BIET 191
Directed Study in Biomedical Ethics

Directed study follows a syllabus set primarily by the instructor to meet the needs or interests of an individual student or small group of students. The main goal of directed study is knowledge or skill acquisition, not research or creative work. Units: 1 TO 98. Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required.

BIET 245
Health Psychology

This course explores the link between mind and body from various psychological perspectives such as social, clinical, and psychobiological. We will survey the role of stress, emotion, self-regulation, and individual differences as predictors of health and illness. We also will examine assessment, diagnostic, treatment, and ethical issues in psychophysiological disorders. Units: 6. Prerequisite: PSYC 100 or sophomore standing
Also listed as Psychology 245

BIET 290
The Economics of Medical Care

An analysis of how the economic organization of medical care affects the health and well-being of the population. Topics include who is treated, how much the treatment costs, and who pays the bill. Particular emphasis given to the roles of insurance and various national health policies and reform proposals. Units: 6. Prerequisite: ECON 100 or ECON 120
Also listed as Economics 290

BIET 291
Health Policy: U.S. & U.K.

This course compares U.K. and U.S. health systems, markets, and public health policies. In particular, the course will analyze trade-offs made in each country among access to care, the cost of care and the quality of care as well as how resources are generated and allocated for each system. Units: 6. Prerequisite: Only open to students attending the London Centre.
Also listed as Economics 291

BIET 370
Advanced Studies in Bioethics

A seminar examining one particular issue or set of issues in bioethics. Units: 6. Prerequisite: PHIL 120 or two courses in philosophy
Also listed as Philosophy 370

BIET 380
Ethics of Technology

This course focuses on ethical issues that arise from the development of new technology. Specific topics may include artificial intelligence, information technologies, human enhancement, transhumanism, transgenesis, ectogenesis, nanoethics, and neuroethics. Units: 6. Prerequisite: One course in philosophy, junior standing, or consent of the instructor
Also listed as Philosophy 380

BIET 390
Tutorial Studies in Biomedical ethics

Units: 1 TO 98. Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required.

BIET 391
Directed Study in Biomedical Ethics

Directed study follows a syllabus set primarily by the instructor to meet the needs or interests of an individual student or small group of students. The main goal of directed study is knowledge or skill acquisition, not research or creative work. Units: 1 TO 98. Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required.

BIET 399
Independent Study in Biomedical ethics

Units: 1 TO 98. Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required.

BIET 590
Tutorial Studies in Biomedical ethics

Units: 1 TO 98. Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required.

BIET 591
Directed Study in Biomedical Ethics

Directed study follows a syllabus set primarily by the instructor to meet the needs or interests of an individual student or small group of students. The main goal of directed study is knowledge or skill acquisition, not research or creative work. Units: 1 TO 98. Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required.

BIET 599
Independent Study in Biomedical ethics

Units: 1 TO 98. Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required.

BIET 690
Tutorial Studies in Biomedical ethics

Units: 1 TO 98. Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required.

BIET 691
Directed Study in Biomedical Ethics

Directed study follows a syllabus set primarily by the instructor to meet the needs or interests of an individual student or small group of students. The main goal of directed study is knowledge or skill acquisition, not research or creative work. Units: 1 TO 98. Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required.

BIET 699
Independent Study in Biomedical ethics

Units: 1 TO 98. Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required.

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