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Syllabus for a year-long course in bioethics

Bioethics can also be taught as a semester or year-long class. In this format, one can pursue issues more deeply and explore a wider variety of questions. For the past two years, I have taught a course described by the syllabus below:

      I. Ethical Philosophy and Moral Development

      II. The Manhattan Project

      III. Reproductive Technologies

        A. Artificial Insemination, In vitro Fertilization (IVF), Gamete Intrafallopian Transfer (GIFT), Zygote Intrafallopian Tranfer (ZIFT),
        B. Surrogacy
        C. Drug Abuse during Pregnancy
        D. RU-486
        E. Involuntary Sterilization

      IV. Genetics

        A. The Human Genome Project

        1. Eugenics
        2. Genetic Disease and Genetic Screening
        3. Gene Therapy

        B. Genetic Engineering

        1. Transgenic Organisms
        2. Agricultural Applications

      V.Transplanation and Xenografting

        A. Fetal Tissue Transplantation
        B. Xenografts

      VI. AIDS

        A. Disclosure
        B. Transmission- Health Care Industry

      VII. Right-to-Die

        A. Advance Directives, Living Wills, Do Not Resuscitate Orders
        B. Physician Assisted Suicide

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