Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

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Bioethics

Offered
Graduate Certificate in Clinical Bioethics
Graduate Certificate in Research Ethics

Also offered - Master of Arts in Bioethics


Program Admissions Requirements
In addition to the general Graduate School admission requirements, this program has additional specific requirements.

An applicant must satisfy the following requirements for admission:

  • A personal statement stating why the applicant wishes to pursue this certificate.
     
  • Two letters of recommendation. If employed, at least one of the letters should be from the applicant’s employer or manager.
     
  • Commitment to the field of bioethics and promise in the program’s academic areas.

Graduate Certificate in Clinical Bioethics
This program is designed for individuals interested in gaining an essential introduction to the philosophical, legal, and clinical foundations of bioethics with the Certificate in Clinical Bioethics Program. This program consists of four courses (12 credits) that are offered through an innovative, web-based format. All credits earned in the program may be applicable to the Master of Arts degree program in Bioethics within one year of certificate completion.

Graduate Certificate in Research Ethics
Within this program, students build an understanding of human subjects research regulations and their historical foundations, and explore current topics in research ethics through the Certificate in Research Ethics Program. This program consists of four courses (12 credits) that are offered online. All credits earned in the program may be applicable to the Master of Arts degree program in Bioethics within one year of certificate completion.

 



Course offerings for certificate programs: (For specific descriptions of course offerings, refer to listings within the Bioethics Program.)

 

Course

Research
Ethics

Clinical
Bioethics

10203

E

E

10206

 

 

10207

R

E

10209

 

R

10210

E

R

10211

 

 

10223

E

R

10225

 

 

10226

R

 

10228

R

 

10233

 

E

10234

 

E

10240

 

E

10275

 

E

R indicates required
E indicates elective

Contact Information

Graduate School of
Biomedical Sciences
8701 Watertown Plank Rd.
Milwaukee, WI 53226

Phone: 414-955-8218
Fax: 414-955-6555
gradschool@mcw.edu

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MCW Bioethics News

Conference examines the evolution of informed consent over the past century

June 09 - The MCW Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities is sponsoring a day-long conference on Tuesday, June 10, that examines the 1914 Schloendorff court decision where Justice Benjamin Cardozo stated the "every human being of adult years and sound mind has a right to determine what shall be done with his (sic) body."

Registration open for May 19 Genomics & Ethics Symposium

April 29 - The second annual Genomics and Ethics Symposium will be held Monday, May 19, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Italian Community Center, 631 E. Chicago St.

Positive exposure: Internationally renowned photographer focuses on the beauty of differences

March 19 - Rick Guidotti, an award-winning former fashion photographer who now focuses his work on genetics, mental health, and human rights, will present the Henry Howe Chan Memorial Lecture in Bioethics at the Medical College of Wisconsin on Thursday, April 3 at 5:30 p.m.

Parents best equipped to make decisions on genetic testing, return of results

Mar. 11 - Technology often outpaces ethical discussions; this has become evident in the current recommendations around next-generation genomic testing and the way in which results are handled for pediatric patients.

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