Education – College of Medicine

CBHX 2405 Individual Study in Bioethics

This elective provides students the opportunity to explore, in a careful and supervised way, important issues in bioethics. Students work with their preceptor to develop an individualized plan of study. This plan usually involves extensive reading, attendance at some lectures and seminars, frequent discussions with the preceptor, attendance at meetings of the ethics committee, and a written paper. Students may explore a particular topic or area (for example, issues in one specialty of medicine), design a small study (for example, a chart review of advance directives), or learn more about the work of clinical consultation (by discussing cases with consultants and attending meetings of the ethics committee). This elective may be taken on a full-time basis or concurrently with other courses. Contact James Dwyer at

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