Graduate Certificate in Health Care Ethics Offered through Creighton University’s Center for Health Policy and Ethics

The need for practitioners with advanced training in ethical decision making is increasing with advancements in medical technology and health policy. Responding to ethical dilemmas in health care requires careful thought and critical analysis of various ethical principles including justice, autonomy, beneficence and non-maleficence. Making an ethical decision in the health care arena also requires a consideration of resource constraints, accessibility, affordability, and other factors that can complicate the decision making process. The graduate certificate program in Health Care Ethics from Creighton University is designed to give students the expertise and confidence to face moral dilemmas in care head on.

In this one-of-a-kind ethics training program students complete a three credit scholarly reading and writing course and then choose any four courses from the Master’s curriculum to ‘create their own’ certificate. Students have the opportunity to choose from a broad array of classes with focus areas including:

  • Research ethics
  • Health policy
  • Health law and ethics
  • Theories of justice
  • Practical ethics in health care
  • Social and cultural contexts of bioethics

The customizable nature of Creighton’s online ethics certificate allows you to focus in your particular area of interest that aligns with your personal and professional career goals. If you are currently working as a care practitioner or executive, the flexibility and convenience of Creighton’s online ethics certificate program will allow you to complete an education in medical ethics while continuing your career.

The program is a total of 15 credit hours and can be completed in less than one year. You can also choose to matriculate into Creighton’s full Master’s Degree in Health Care Ethics program by completing an additional 18 credit hours. Some examples of ethical issues in health care you will explore during the graduate certificate program include:

  • End-of-life care
  • Abortion
  • Genetic testing
  • Organ donation
  • Birth control
  • Patient rights
  • Doctor-patient confidentiality

Why Creighton’s Graduate Certificate in Health Care Ethics?

  • Customizable: Choose the courses you want to take
  • Accelerated: Complete the program in less than one year
  • Convenient: 100% online – no residency requirement
  • Prestigious: Instruction from today’s leading practitioners at a University consistently ranked the #1 Midwest regional university by U.S. News & World Report

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Influence ethical outcomes with Creighton University's online graduate programs in Health Care Ethics: call 866.717.6365 to speak to an Admissions Representative or request more information today.