All Healthcare Ethics (HCE) programs include academic courses and clinical ethics rotations or internships. Students may study full-time or part-time. Part-time students
Ph.D. in Healthcare Ethics
All Healthcare Ethics (HCE) programs include academic courses and clinical ethics rotations or internships. Students may study full-time or part-time. Part-time students must take a minimum of 2 courses each fall and spring semester. Typically, HCE degree courses are taught in the afternoon and evening.
The courses are designed with a focus on research competencies. This will better facilitate the writing of dissertations.
Student Learning Outcomes
Fundamental Knowledge. Students can understand and analyze healthcare ethics theory and methods as well as major applied topics.
Multi-disciplinary Study. Students can critically relate healthcare ethics with multi-disciplinary fields in health care as a diverse and global enterprise (e.g., empirical research, law, medicine, philosophy, religion, science).
Scholarship. Students can research and write scholarly essays, teach and communicate effectively, and present academic papers that present cogent argument(s), engage scholarly literature and demonstrate critical thinking and analysis.
Professionalism. Students can integrate academic learning with experiential learning in clinical/organizational rotations as a function of service-learning and development as a healthcare ethics professional.
Ethical Leadership. Students can function with expertise in healthcare ethics and provide ethical leadership with the knowledge, skills, and competencies that characterize professional services (e.g., ethics consultations, membership on ethics committees and institutional review boards).
Co-Curricular Practices for Life-Long Learning. Students can foster co-curricular practices for life-long learning to personally value and engage the clinical, organizational, and professional components of healthcare ethics in a global context. Practices include: accessing journals and literature for developments in healthcare ethics; networking with colleagues in...