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Cleveland State University
   
 
  Dec 17, 2017
 
 
    
Graduate Catalog 2016 - 2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Advanced Study in Bioethics, Graduate Certificate


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Allyson Robichaud, Ph.D., Bioethics Program Director

Introduction

The Philosophy Department offers a course of study leading to a Graduate Certificate in Advanced Study in Bioethics. The certificate program is designed primarily for individuals involved in health care practice, research, or administration, for whom questions of ethics arise on a daily basis. The curriculum provides grounding in the essentials of bioethical reasoning and practice for nurses, physicians, social workers, researchers, hospital administrators and other health care professionals.

Faculty

Sonya Charles, Ph.D., publishes in the areas of feminism and reproductive ethics.  Her article, “The Ethics of Vaginal Birth after Cesarean,” was recently published in the premier bioethics journal, The Hastings Center Report, (2012).

Allyson L. Robichaud, Ph.D., has published in the area of medicine and emotion and serves as a community member of the University Hospital Ethics Committee.

Adjunct Faculty

Monica Gerrek, Ph.D., recently completed the Cleveland Fellowship in Advanced Bioethics.  She has expertise in clinical bioethics and animal ethics and is involved in research concerning the role of empathy and compassion in health care.

Toni Nicoletti, Ph.D., has expertise in ethics, bioethics and practical reasoning and has publications in bioethics.  She is interested in the role emotion plays in decision-making.

Samuel A. Richmond, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, has published many articles in ethics and social work practice.

Admission Information

Degree-seeking graduate students who hold Regular admission status may be admitted to the certificate program. Those wishing only to earn the certificate may do so and can indicate this on their application form. The applicant must meet the graduate certificate admission requirements detailed in the Admissions  section of this Catalog. Credits earned for the Graduate Certificate in Advanced Study in Bioethics may apply toward a graduate degree as approved by the student’s graduate program director and in keeping with the policies of the College of Graduate Studies. With program permission, non-degree graduate students may enroll in the courses noted below, but non-degree graduate students must be admitted to the certificate program in order to earn the certificate.

Submit application materials to the Graduate Admissions Office.

Apply Now: http://www.csuohio.edu/graduate-admissions/how-apply

For further information, contact:
The Department of Philosophy And Comparative Religion
Cleveland State University
2121 Euclid Avenue Rhodes Tower 1344
Cleveland, OH 44115
Phone: (216) 687-3900 Fax: (216) 523-7422
a.robichaud@csuohio.edu

Certificate Requirements


Individuals who successfully complete nine credits in bioethics at the graduate level, including PHL 540 - Moral Reasoning And Bioethics , each with a grade of B or better, are eligible to receive the Graduate Certificate in Advanced Study in Bioethics. The certificate testifies that its holder has completed an intensive course of graduate study in moral theory, decision-making procedures in bioethics, the current literature of bioethics, and the practical application of moral principles and rules to cases in clinical practice, decision-making, and law. Bioethics courses are numbered PHL 540  to PHL 546 . All of the courses are offered in a Web-based format.

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