Bioethics and the Law

3.00 crs.

This course provides an overview of law in relation to ethical issues in medicine and health care.  Combining aspects of tort, constitutional, administrative and criminal law, the course begins with a philosophical examination of ethical theories followed by an examination of legal issues arising from the patient-provider relationship, including issues of consent, confidentiality, and privacy.  Subject areas to be examined include questions regarding assisted human reproduction, end-of-life and life-sustaining procedures, organ transplantation and regulation of research.