Medical Ethics & Humanities
Students begin the Medical Ethics and Humanities Program by building a foundation in the medical humanities with theoretical perspectives in ethics. This foundation gives students the tools to critically examine issues and values relevant to health care delivery, research, and the health care organization, as well as the ability to self-reflect, addressing biases and recognizing different viewpoints. All students will be required to participate in a foundations course and a research methods course. Then, based on students’ interests and career paths, they may choose one of two tracks: medical ethics with an emphasis on clinical ethics, or the medical humanities.
Clinical Ethics Track
The M.A. degree clinical ethics track at NEOMED requires a total of 32 semester hours with six of the required hours tracking in clinical ethics coursework.
Medical Humanities Track
The M.A. degree clinical ethics track at NEOMED requires a total of 32 semester hours with six of the required hours tracking in medical humanities coursework.
Required coursework for both tracks includes, but is not limited to:
- Foundations in Medical Humanities
- Research Methods
- Responsible Conduct of Research
- Human Values Practicum
- Master’s Thesis