Medical Ethics & Humanities Graduate Program

Curriculum

Master of Art (M.A.)

Students begin the Master of Arts in 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. 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.

Curriculum Blueprint

Required Courses (18 Credits) Credits
HUM 60301: Foundations in Medical Ethics and Humanities 6
COGS 75301: Responsible Conduct of Research 1
ETH 60302: Research Ethics 1
HUM 60397: Human Values Practicum 1
COGS 65101: Research Methods -OR- HUM 60303: Research Writing for Scholarship -OR- MPH 60209: Public Health Research & Evaluation 3
RES 60398: MA Thesis I 3
RES 60399: MA Thesis II 3
Clinical Ethics Track (6 credits)
ETH 60304: Clinical Ethics 3
ETH 60305: Organizational Ethics 3
Clinical Humanities Track (6 credits)
HUM 60306: Medical Rhetoric 3
HUM 60307: Invalid Women 3
Electives (8 credits)
HUM 60308: Healthcare Justice 1
HUM 60309: Healthcare Law 1
ETH 60310: Pharmacy Ethics 1
ETH 60311: Psychiatric Ethics 1
ETH 60312: Primary Care Ethics 1
HUM 60314: Social Determinants of Health 3
ETH 60315: Surgical Ethics 1
ETH 60316: Pediatric Ethics 1
HUM 60317: Recipes for Health 1
HUM 60306: Medical Rhetoric 3
HUM 60303: Research Writing for Scholarship 3

Certificate

The Medical Ethics and Humanities Certificate Program* is designed for health care professionals and students who have the desire to explore ethical issues in the clinical and community settings through the lens of ethical theory and narrative-driven humanities. It is ideal for the busy health care professional or student who wishes to combine clinical practice with ethics consultation, education and research.

Medical Ethics Track Curriculum Blueprint

Required Courses (6 credits) Credits
ETH 60304: Clinical Ethics 3
Research & Presentation 3
Electives (4 credits)
HUM 60308: Healthcare Justice 1
ETH 60310: Pharmacy Ethics 1
ETH 60311: Psychiatric Ethics 1
ETH 60312: Primary Care Ethics 1
COGS 75301: Responsible Conduct in Research 1
ETH 60302: Research Ethics 1
HUM 60309: Healthcare Law 1
HUM 60306: Medical Rhetoric 3
MPH 60209: Public Health Research & Evaluation 3
HUM 60314: Social Determinants of Health 3
HUM 60397: Human Values Practicum 1
ETH 60305: Organizational Ethics 3
ETH 60316: Pediatric Ethics 1
HUM 60317: Recipes for Health 1
ETH 60315: Surgical Ethics 1
HUM 60307: Invalid Women 3

Humanities Track Curriculum Blueprint

Required Courses (10 credits) Credits
HUM 60301: Foundations in Medical Ethics and Humanities 6
HUM 60397: Human Values Practicum 1
Research & Presentation 3

Contact

Julie Aultman, Ph.D.
Program Director
Email: jmaultma@neomed.edu

Medical Ethics & Humanities

College of Graduate Studies