CHPE Graduate Program Learning Outcomes

The Center for Health Policy and Ethics is a multidisciplinary group of scholars dedicated to the study and teaching of ethical dimensions of health care and health policy.  The MS in Health Care Ethics graduate program specifically seeks to form and educate agents of change by:

  • cultivating and supporting dynamic, innovative learning environments in which the methods, meanings, and ways of knowing in health care are explored with rigor, openness, and curiosity among faculty and students;
  • broadening and deepening students' appreciation of the ethical relevance of historical, cultural, philosophical, psychological, political, economic, legal, and representational issues and trends in health care practices and policies, especially regarding how they impact vulnerable populations; and
  • drawing strongly upon a variety of disciplines and approaches to develop students' capacities for critical reflection and intellectual and humanistic engagement with the enterprises of health care.

 

MS in Health Care Ethics

Students who complete the MS in Health Care Ethics degree will be able to:

  1. Discern the ethical problems, ambiguities, controversies, and assumptions in health care practices, systems, policies, and laws.
  2. Discuss how the general concerns of ethics, particularly regarding vulnerability and marginalization; apply to health care practices, systems, policies, and laws.
  3. Critically reflect on personal and professional attitudes, actions, and development in response to readings, discussions, clinical cases, or simulations.
  4. Draw upon the humanities and liberal arts in the process of ethical reflection about the structures of health care.
  5. Compare and contrast the following from an ethical perspective: health care practices, systems, and cultures at national and international levels.
  6. When presented with an issue of ethical concern, apply ethical principles, norms, and theories; provide justification for a particular response or course of action in a persuasive manner; anticipate counter arguments; and offer suitable rebuttals.
  7. Educate others about ethical issues in health care.
  8. Evaluate ethical policy documents to improve the ethical quality of health care.
  9. Facilitate open discussion among multiple stakeholders in ethically complex situations.
  10. Synthesize and publicly communicate findings from research and critical reflection on a selected topic of ethical concern.

 

Graduate Certificate in Health Care Ethics

Students who complete the Graduate Certificate in Health Care Ethics will be able to:

  1. Discern the ethical problems, ambiguities, controversies, and assumptions in health care practices, systems, policies, and laws.
  2. Discuss how the general concerns of ethics, particularly regarding vulnerability and marginalization; apply to health care practices, systems, policies, and laws.
  3. Critically reflect on personal and professional attitudes, actions, and development in response to reading, discussions, clinical cases, or simulations.
  4. When presented with an issue of ethical concern, apply ethical principles, norms, and theories; provide justification for a particular response or course of action in a persuasive manner; anticipate counter arguments; and offer suitable rebuttals.

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 Master's in Health Care Ethics