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Course SummaryFor an overview of fundamental bioethics concepts, check out our Biology 104 course. The course can be accessed at any time, and it can help you strengthen your bioethics knowledge for class assignments, upcoming exams, projects or any academic need.
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Our Biology 104: Bioethics course is a quick and efficient way to review and learn how ethics applies to scientific advances in biology and medicine. Our engaging and fun text and videos lessons and expert instructors make these challenging topics easy for you to understand.
|Basic Concepts of Bioethics||Learn the definition of bioethics and analyze basic concepts such as medical rights, confidentiality, the Hippocratic Oath, and the four principles of bioethics.|
|Ethical Theories in Bioethics||Evaluate the principles and the importance of ethics in biology and medicine, including theories by Kant, Hobbes and Rawls.|
|Genetic Interventions & Ethics||Explain the ethical issues that surround genetic research such as stem cell research, prenatal testing and DNA sequencing.|
|Reproductive Issues & Ethics||Review the ethics behind abortions, cloning, surrogate pregnancy and in vitro fertilization.|
|End-of-Life Issues & Ethics||Focus on the information that relates to end-of-life issues in medicine, including euthanasia, physician-assisted suicide and the modern hospice movement.|
|Special Topics in Bioethics||Analyze specific bioethics topics such as paying for health care, HIV and informed consent.|
|Environmental Ethics: Animals & Ecosystems||Evaluate different environmental concerns, including speciesism, biocentrism, egocentrism and ecofeminism.|
|Environmental Ethics: Pollution, Waste & Resources||Explain the impact pollution and waste has on the environment.|
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