Certificate Program in Bioethics
- Describe the essential theories and methods that underpin the ethics of public health, clinical care, science and research;
- Recognize ethical issues and questions that arise in public health, clinical care, science and research;
- Articulate and critique policy and scholarly arguments to engage with long-standing and emerging debates in bioethics;
- Distinguish various ethics advisory functions in practice settings; and
- Apply ethical theories and methods to real-world ethical dilemmas.
The certificate program is open to graduate students in all JHU programs, with the exception of Master of Applied Science candidates, who will need to complete their MAS degree program prior to applying to the certificate program.
All applicants must review the General Certificate Guidelines page, which provides important information about how to apply to a certificate program.
APPLYING TO THE CERTIFICATE PROGRAM AS A JHU GRADUATE STUDENT
Students already enrolled in a graduate program at JHU are not required to submit the School's electronic admissions application, but must submit the Bioethics Declaration of Intent form and the Bioethics Anticipated Course Schedule form to the Certificate Program Contact prior to starting certificate program coursework.
Start term: It is possible to begin the certificate program only in term 1.
APPLYING TO THE CERTIFICATE PROGRAM AS A NON-DEGREE STUDENT
Beginning in Academic Year 2021-22, the program will also be open to individuals who are not enrolled in degree programs at JHU.
REQUIREMENTS FOR SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION
The certificate program requires a minimum of 18 term credits. Students will complete three required courses totaling 9 credits, and then choose three courses from the Berman Institute course list totaling 9 credits to fulfill the 18-credit requirement to complete the certificate program.
All required and elective courses must be taken for a letter grade; a minimum grade of C is required in all certificate coursework and students must maintain a 2.75 or better overall GPA for all certificate coursework. All courses must be completed within a three year period.
The student should review the section of the website that addresses completion before completing certificate program requirements. The student's transcripts will not indicate that the certificate was earned until the Notification of Completion form has been submitted, verified by the certificate program, and processed by the Registrar.
COURSE OF STUDY
Students should check the JHSPH course directory to confirm when the courses are offered. Students should also check for pre-requisites and whether instructor consent is required.
|PH.550.860||Academic & Research Ethics at JHSPH (All students are required to complete this noncredit course in their first term of study)|
|Core Courses (9 credits required)|
|PH.700.601||Foundations of Bioethics||3|
|PH.700.602||Hot Topics in Bioethics||3|
|PH.700.603||Introduction to Ethical Theory||3|
|Elective Courses (minimum of 9 credits)|
|PH.700.604||Methods in Bioethics||3|
|PH.700.621||Ethics in Clinical Practice: Fundamentals, Problems and Approaches||3|
|PH.700.622||Bioethics, Human Rights, and Global Health||3|
|PH.700.623||ETHICS AND DECISION-MAKING IN CLINICAL PRACTICE||3|
|PH.700.625||Bioethics and the Law||3|
|PH.700.630||Global Food Ethics||3|
|PH.700.632||Ethics, Policy, and Emerging Biomedical Technologies||3|
|PH.700.640||NUTRITION ETHICS AND POLICY: UNDERSTANDING THE ETHICAL ISSUES OF NUTRITION SCIENCE, POLITICS AND PRACTICE||3|
|PH.700.641||Germs, Genes, Patients, and Populations||3|
|PH.700.642||Vulnerability in Childhood -- from Ethics to Advocacy||3|
|PH.700.840||Bioethics Program Independent Study||2|