Bioethics and the Law
This course will address some of the most divisive, sharply debated, and rapidly evolving issues in society today. The course, which explores the intersection among medicine, technology, and the law, will address issues relating to human reproduction and birth (including abortion, assisted reproductive technologies, fetal-maternal decision making, and actions for wrongful birth, wrongful life, and wrongful conception), (3) death and dying (including the forgoing of life-sustaining medical treatment, futile treatment, and physician-assisted dying), (4) organ transplantation, (5) research involving human subjects, (6) public health, (7) human genetics, and (8) ethics in the business of health care.
Students will required to submit a substantial research paper via EXPO (deadline to be announced).
*Yes means professor requires everyone in the course to submit a substantial research paper (which is the requirement standard in Academic Policies), so no paperwork required to be submitted to SRO. No means student must timely submit paperwork to SRO if intending to use a paper in this course to satisfy the Writing Requirement.
**Yes indicates course credits count towards UVA Law’s Prof. Skills graduation requirement, not necessarily a skills requirements for any particular state bar.