Education

Graduate Courses in Health Ethics

INT D 570: Healthcare Ethics

7 May - 13 June 2018

Professor: Heather Diane Kunyk, RN, PhD
Available in class or by eClass

This is an interdisciplinary course exploring selected topics in healthcare ethics. The intent is to promote students’ ability to understand, confront and act upon pressing ethical questions in health care. Globalization, radical developments in technology and changes in social norms and policies are affecting the most fundamental and profound aspects of human life. We will examine several approaches to ethical reasoning and consider topics such as moral agency, relationships, moral communities, resource allocation, health research ethics, and the link between health and human rights. Specific topics brought to the class by students will also be given consideration. [0-3-0]

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. [Faculty of Nursing, John Dossetor Health Ethics Centre]

The most current information on this course is available on Bear Tracks at https://www.beartracks.ualberta.ca

INT D 670: Research Ethics

8 May - 14 June 2017

Professor: Heather Diane Kunyk, RN, PhD
Available in class or by eClass

In this interdisciplinary course, the central ethical issues that arise in research involving human participants will be examined and discussed. Concepts such as risk, vulnerability, consent, and misconduct will be explored across a broad range of research methods. Of interest will be the politics of knowledge, truth, and evidence, the oversight of research, and the education of the ethical researcher. Students will gain practical skills in designing ethical research protocols in their area of professional expertise. Specific topics brought to the class by students will also be given consideration. [0-3-0]

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. [Faculty of Nursing, John Dossetor Health Ethics Centre]

The most current information on this course is available on Bear Tracks at https://www.beartracks.ualberta.ca

Medical Sub-Specialty Ethics Teaching

Instructional academic half-days (20 to 40 per year) that amount to all medical sub-specialty ethics teaching. These days are directly related to ethics content requirements for accreditation in the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry.

 

Canmeds Selective in Ethics and Communications

Ethics teaching provided to 3rd year internal medicine residents. Five groups in a 2 week course annually.

Instructor: Gary Goldsand.

 

Undergraduate Medical Student Elective, An Experience in Bioethics

Ethics teaching for 3rd and 4th year students (approximately 15 per year) from across Canada in 2 or 4 week sessions. 

Preceptor: Brendan Leier.