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Students begin the Medical Ethics and Humanities Program by building a foundation in the medical humanities with theoretical perspectives in ethics. This foundation gives students the tools to critically examine issues and values relevant to health care delivery, research, and the health care organization, as well as the ability to self-reflect, addressing biases and recognizing different viewpoints. All students will be required to participate in a foundations course and a research methods course. Then, based on students’ interests and career paths, they may choose one of two tracks: medical ethics with an emphasis on clinical ethics, or the medical humanities.

Clinical Ethics Track

The M.A. degree clinical ethics track at NEOMED requires a total of 32 semester hours with six of the required hours tracking in clinical ethics coursework.

Medical Humanities Track

The M.A. degree clinical ethics track at NEOMED requires a total of 32 semester hours with six of the required hours tracking in medical humanities coursework.

Coursework

Required coursework for both tracks includes, but is not limited to:

  • Foundations in Medical Humanities
  • Research Methods
  • Responsible Conduct of Research
  • Human Values Practicum
  • Master’s Thesis
Required Courses for Both Tracks Credit Hours
Foundations in Medical 6
Research Methods 3
Responsible Conduct of Research 2
Human Values Practicum 2
Master’s Thesis 6
Required for Clinical Ethics Track Credit Hours
Clinical Ethics: Research, Policy and Practice 3
Organizational Ethics 3
Required (select two of the four) for Medical Humanities Track Credit Hours
History of Medicine 3
Literature and Rhetoric in Medicine 3
Philosophy of Medicine 3
Sociology of Medicine 3
Electives for Both Tracks* 8*

*Eight hours of electives taught by faculty from partnering schools including NEOMED, Kent State University and the University of Akron.

Program taught in:
English

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