Fall 2016 Course Offerings

August 29-December 9

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Ethics and the Health Professions - Paul Prescott, PhD
Wednesdays, 4:30-7:30 pm
Room: TBD, Upstate Campus

This course examines the origins and use of ethical theories in the clinical, professional, organizational, and political-economic fields of action in health care. 3 credits

Death and Dying in American Literature - Deirdre Neilen, PhD
Wednesdays, 4:15-7:15 pm
Room: TBD, Upstate Campus

This course intends to provoke thoughtful discussion and analysis about how we approach the subject of death and how we actually do or do not prepare ourselves for its actuality. Some controversy surrounding current health care issues is connected to the proposition that physicians should have conversations with patients about end of life treatment and goals. What do people mean when they say “do everything” ? What do physicians mean when they say treatment would be “futile” ? What do does it mean to be a health care proxy? We will explore these and other questions through our analysis of fiction, poetry, drama, memoir and film. 3 credits

Public Health Ethics - Sandra Lane, PhD
Mondays, 5:15-8:00 pm
Room 104, Falk Bldg, SU Campus

This course addresses ethical issues in public health. Public health ethics is a new area of scholarship practice that addresses population-level health issues, such as issues food stamps and health insurance, immunizations, public health research, legal and policy responses to infectious diseases and epidemics, and the role of religious and social values in setting health policy. 3 credits


Eligibility