Harvard University Free Online Course on Bioethics

Description: Harvard University is offering free online course on Bioethics: The Law, Medicine, and Ethics of Reproductive Technologies and Genetics. This course is designed for a diverse audience including, but not limited to, law students, prospective law students, medical professionals as well as members of the general public interested in questions.

Harvard University is offering free online course on Bioethics: The Law, Medicine, and Ethics of Reproductive Technologies and Genetics. This course is designed for a diverse audience including, but not limited to, law students, prospective law students, medical professionals as well as members of the general public interested in questions.


The course provides an overview of the legal, medical, and ethical questions around reproduction and human genetics and how to apply legal reasoning to these questions. This Bioethics online course will start on March 6, 2018.


🌈Course At A Glance🌈


✅Length: 7 weeks
✅Effort: 2-3 hours/week
✅Subject: Law
✅Institution: Harvard University and edX
✅Languages: English
✅Price: Free
✅Certificate Available: Yes. Verified Certificate for $99
✅Session: Course Starts on March 6, 2018

🎀Providers’ Details


Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. Harvard faculty are engaged with teaching and research to push the boundaries of human knowledge. The University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.

🍒Learning Outcomes🍒


How the reproductive technology industry works, and issues raised related to buying and selling human reproductive materials
The law and ethics of surrogacy
Civil lawsuits when things go wrong with reproductive technology: wrongful birth and wrongful life lawsuits
The law and ethics of sperm donation and the legal status of sperm donors
Ethical and legal issues raised by human enhancement
The law and ethics of mixing human and animal genetic material
The ownership of human tissue and its underlying genetic information

💖Requirements💖


None

Course Format

Week 1: Buying and Selling Reproductive Materials
Week 2: Surrogacy
Week 3: Wrongful Life and Wrongful Birth
Week 4: Sperm and Egg Donation
Week 5: Sperm Donor Anonymity
Week 6: Enhancement
Week 7: Human-Animal Hybrids and Patent of Human Genetic Material

Instructors


Glenn Cohen

Professor I. Glenn Cohen is one of the world’s leading experts on the intersection of bioethics (sometimes also called “medical ethics”) and the law, as well as health law.