Degrees and Certificates
Master of Science in Bioethics,Master of Science
BIOE 801: Research Ethics and Human Subjects
International guidelines for ethical research are presented in lectures, current journal articles, and student presentations. Use of stored data and genetic information, as well as the conflicting goals of medical research and medical practice are among the topics examined. The course also addresses scientific integrity and authorship, ethical issues in prevalence and control programs, and the relevance of culture and socioeconomics to the responsible conduct of research. This course fulfills a graduate program requirement of a course in research ethics.
BIOE 804: Independent Study in Research Ethics
BIOE 805: Clinical, Ethical, and Neuroscience Aspects of Pain
This course introduces pain as a public health problem. Topics covered include the definition of pain; the different qualities of acute and chronic pain; the neuroanatomy and neurophysiology of pain; and psychological, sociological, and anthropological aspects of pain. Students will be taught to take a pain history, perform a physical examination, and assess pain and pain relief. The course introduces treatment options and discusses ethical issues related to pain management. The laboratory hours involve visits to the General Hospital and geriatric homes, and rounds with community nurses.