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B5 Bioethics

Description: This course will examine ethical perspectives on problems in contemporary biological and medical research and practice. Topics may include abortion, cloning, access to medical treatment in the United States, advanced medical directives/living wills, Do Not Resuscitate directives, animal research, use of frozen embryos, medical tourism, pre-implantation diagnosis, gene therapy and genetic enhancement, genetically modified organisms (including foods), confidentiality, human research in vulnerable populations, and use of antibiotics.

Suggested Reading: Biomedical Ethics, 7th edition, Degrazia, Mappes, Brand-Ballard, McGraw-Hill, 2006. ISBN 978-0-07-340745-6 (This work is now very expensive, and there is an older version still available, 6th edition, 2005.) A less expensive alternative also is: Case Studies in Biomedical Ethics: Decision-Making, Principles, and Cases. Paperback, 2009, by Robert M. Veatch, Amy M. Haddad, Dan C. English. ISBN-13: 978-0195309720 ISBN-10: 0195309723 1st Edition.

Instructor: Steve Watson has taught over forty years at Bridgewater College in the field of philosophy and occasionally in religion. He attended Furman University, Southeastern Seminary, and Emory University. In recent years his focus has been philosophy of science, logic, and linguistic analysis. He has led discussions in Bioethics on many occasions in college courses and for seminars.


Payment Information: Payment is due at time of registration and must be made by credit card (AMEX, MasterCard, Visa and Discover.) There is a $5 credit card convenience fee assessed at the time of payment. You will be redirected to the payment web site after clicking submit. Please have your credit card ready. Once payment is successfully completed, you will receive a payment receipt and a registration confirmation by email.

Withdrawal/Refund Policy: You may cancel your registration up to one week before the class start date, and receive a full refund (minus any credit card processing fees.) After that date, no refunds will be given.

For registration questions, please contact Lifelong Learning Institute at or 540/568.2923.

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