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Ethical Foundation of Medicine, Florida International University (Wertheim)

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posted on 2022-07-06, 16:20 authored by Post Discipline AdminPost Discipline Admin
This course gives students a foundation in bioethics and the obligations of medical practice as coming from a social contract. It serves as the foundational course to prepare students to make daily ethical decisions related to ethical issues, challenges, and dilemmas they will encounter as students and socially accountable physicians. The course provides historical background on the social and moral foundations of modern medicine. Students review the major medical oaths and codes; work through cases; and analyze the ethical basis of decision-making by focusing on informed consent and advance care planning. They discuss the social and cultural factors in patient-doctor interaction, including implicit bias. Students are also introduced to the role and value of the humanities and arts in medicine. Prerequisite: Enrolled in the College of Medicine. First-year, fully online course. This information has been collected for the Post-Discipline Online Syllabus Database. The database explores the use of literature by schools of professional education in North America. It forms part of a larger project titled Post-Discipline: Literature, Professionalism, and the Crisis of the Humanities, led by Dr Merve Emre with the assistance of Dr Hayley G. Toth. You can find more information about the project at Data was collected and accurate in 2021/22.


Subject Area


Geographic Region

South Atlantic

University or College

Florida International University (Wertheim)

Funding Status


Endowment (according to NACUBO's U.S. and Canadian Institutions Listed by Fiscal Year 2020 Endowment Market Value and Change* in Endowment Market Value from FY19 to FY20) ($1,000)


Annual Tuition and Mandatory Fees 2021-2022 ($) (Resident; Non-resident, where applicable)

38016; 69515

Course Title

Ethical Foundation of Medicine

Terminal Degree of Instructor(s)


Position of Instructor(s)

Assistant Professor and Director of Clinical Skills

Academic Year(s) Active

2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18, 2018/19, 2019/20, 2020/21, 2021/22; note that this course may not have integrated teaching on literature until 2017.

Course Enrolment


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