Course #: MPTP101
Course Credit: 2.5
This is a longitudinal, case-based course in bioethics, law, population health, epidemiology, healthcare policy, and related disciplines. The course begins with a series of foundational lectures during Unit 1. In Units 2 through 8, students will meet regularly with peers and expert faculty facilitators from the Center for Bioethics and Humanities and the Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine to engage in case-based small group discussion. All cases begin with an encounter between patient and physician and work outward to a discussion of health systems, policy and social accountability. Lectures and large group sessions reinforce skills and content from small group sessions. Self-directed learning, in the form of independent preparation for small group discussions, is expected. Assessment is based upon small group participation, performance on multiple-choice examinations, group presentations, and written assignments.