The graduate certificate is designed to provide you with a solid introduction to the philosophical, clinical and policy foundations of bioethics.
The program will enrich your study of public health, medicine, nursing, or health humanities and provide a foundation for more advanced study of bioethics for professionals in any discipline. You will learn from and work closely with experts with a wealth of experience and expertise across the interdisciplinary field of bioethics. Those who complete the program will be well prepared for a variety of roles in which ethical skills play a critical role, including membership of hospital- or research-ethics committees; careers as the health professionals or policy makers; businesses that require agile, critical thinkers; or as organizational or community leaders who require the skills to advocate for particular people or causes. The certificate will be completed concurrently with your current degree program.
This certificate will offer an understanding of bioethics with elements of cultural competency and critical thinking. All students take a common course in bioethics. Students will have the opportunity to choose to investigate two further issues of gender, religion, cultural competency, medical and health humanities, or pastoral care with a choice of elective courses. A capstone experience will demonstrate what they have learned and will augment one of their final courses.
Your must be a graduate or medical student at Augusta University in good standing at the times of application. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. You will be notified via email of the decision by the Graduate Certificate in Bioethics Oversight Committee.
How to Apply:
Wendy J. Turner, PHD
Andrew Goss, PHD
Aaron Johnson, PHD
Jean Pawl, PHD
Paul Mann, MD
Elena Prendergast, DNP
Steven Weiss, PHD
Any student in good standing at Augusta University currently pursuing a graduate or medical degree.
You will complete the program at your own pace during your current studies. All requirements must be completed with passing grades prior to completing your graduate or medical degree.
You may be able to complete the Foundations in Bioethics course via live webinars and completing all required coursework and communicating with the courses directors through email, and phone conferences. You would need to choose two additional courses that can be completed as an independent study. You would complete a capstone under the mentorship of a faculty member via phone and video conferences and email. For more details contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
As a full time student in a graduate program or the Medical College, the cost of the program is covered by your standard tuition and fees for your respective program.