Healthcare Profession and Bioethics

HESC 202 – Healthcare Profession & Bioethics

COURSE INFORMATION
Course Title:                Healthcare Profession & Bioethics.
Code:                          HESC 202.
Hours:                         Lec – 1 Hr.    Lab-0 Hr.    Cln – 0          Hr.    Cr –1.
Prerequisite:                Sophomore standing.
Level/Semester:           2nd  level - Spring.
Department offering the course:  Faculty of Health Sciences.

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
The course centers around the understanding the significance of healthcare law and bioethics. The main focus of this course includes: Introduction to medical law, ethics, and bioethics; The legal system and its environment; Importance of the legal system for the physician and the healthcare professional; Today’s healthcare environment; The CLS–Patient relationship; Professional liability and medical/biomedical malpractice; Public duties of the healthcare professional; Workplace law and ethics; The medical record; Ethical and bioethical issues in medicine; Ethical issues relating to life.

COURSE AIM:
The course introduces for students the definitions of ethics, bioethics and medical ethics. It will provide the relation between ethics and religion, cloning, transplantation, procreation and clinical researches. Finally, students will know the importance of professional privacy and medical confidentiality.

TEACHING AND LEARNING METHODS:
Illustrated lecture
Demonstration using articles.
Class discussion
Video movie

LIST OF REFERENCES:
Thomas M.Garrett, Harold W.Baillie et al. Healthcare ethics, principles and problems-5th edition, University of Scranton, 2010.                             
James Allen Health Law and Medical Ethics for healthcare Professionals; 1st Edition (Pearson Higher Education Publishing, 2013
Ethics Education Toolkit, Code of Ethics for the Profession of Dietetics
Facilitator’s Guide, Updated: November 20, 2013. Academy of nutrition and Dietetics
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: eat.right.org
www.who.emro.int