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Philosophy (PHIL)

Department of Philosophy Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

PHIL 2408 [0.5 credit]


Ethical and political issues in medicine, public health, biotechnology, and the life sciences. Topics may include reproductive ethics, research on human subjects, animal research and treatment, justice and health care, physician-patient relationships, death and the end of life, and genetic engineering.
Precludes additional credit for PHIL 3408.
Prerequisite: a course in philosophy or second-year standing.
Lectures three hours a week.

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