Clinical Ethics Consultation Graduate Certificate

This 15-credit certificate program consists of foundational courses in the Master of Science in Bioethics program. The program will provide foundational knowledge to health care professionals and others who are interested in advancing their skills in ethical assessment and analysis, process skills and interpersonal skills. Knowledge and skills gained through this certificate program will also allow individuals to prepare for a national certification exam in healthcare ethics consultation, which is being established by a commission of the American Society of Bioethics and Humanities.

Program Outcomes

  1. Identify and deconstruct ethical problems in health care, systems, policies and laws.
  2. Apply ethical principles, norms, and theories in ethically complex situations to facilitate open and informed discussion among multiple stakeholders.
  3. Educate others about ethical issues in health care.
  4. Reflect on one's relevant experiences, values, and intuitions and how these might influence one's approach to ethics consultations.
  5. Incorporate diverse perspectives from the humanities and liberal arts into ethical reflection about health care structures.

Certificate in Clinical Ethics Consultation requirements: 15 credits

MHE 600Scholarly Reading and Writing3
MHE 614Ethical Aspects of End-of-Life Care3
MHE 615Patient-Centered Consultation3
MHE 607Practical Ethics in Health Care Settings3
MHE 603Law and Health Care Ethics3
or NCR 630 Health Care Collaboration and Conflict Engagement
Total Credits15