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Clinical Ethics Postbaccalaureate Certificate

Bioethics, Center for
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Contact Information
Center for Bioethics N504 Boynton 410 Church St SE Minneapois, MN 55455
  • Program Type: Post-baccalaureate credit certificate/licensure/endorsement
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2019
  • Length of program in credits: 13
  • This program does not require summer semesters for timely completion.
  • Degree: Clinical Ethics PBacc Certificate
Along with the program-specific requirements listed below, please read the General Information section of this website for requirements that apply to all major fields.
Admissions to the clinical ethics post-baccalaureate certificate are currently on hold. Please contact for updates. The clinical ethics post-baccalaureate certificate will offer a graduate level educational opportunity for practicing professionals including physicians, nurses, social workers, chaplains, and others. Students will engage in classwork and practical experience geared toward mastery of the knowledge and skills needed for work in clinical ethics, including participation on ethics committees, clinical ethics consultation services, institutional and regional clinical ethics policy bodies such as organ allocation committees or brain death committees, support for institutional staff development programs in their professional fields, or simply being better prepared to meet the ethical challenges that arise in their work. The curriculum will fulfill the health care ethics core competencies promulgated by the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities.
Program Delivery
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Prerequisites for Admission
A graduate or professional degree in a field related to clinical ethics is required for admission.
International applicants must submit score(s) from one of the following tests:
    • Internet Based - Total Score: 100
    • Paper Based - Total Score: 600
Key to test abbreviations (TOEFL).
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Program Requirements
Use of 4xxx courses towards program requirements is not permitted.
A minimum GPA of 3.00 is required for students to remain in good standing.
At least 1 semesters must be completed before filing a Degree Program Form.
Required Courses
NB: BTHX 8500 will be taken twice, 2 cr each time, once fall once spring.
BTHX 5100 - Introduction to Clinical Ethics (3.0 cr)
BTHX 5110 Ethical Issues in Pediatrics (2.0 cr)
BTHX 5120 Dying in Contemporary Medical Culture (2.0 cr)
BTHX 8100 Advanced Theory and Practice of Clinical Ethics (2.0 cr)
BTHX 8500 - Practicum in Bioethics (1.0-4.0 cr)
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BTHX 5100 - Introduction to Clinical Ethics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Most frequent ethical problems faced by clinicians, patients/families, and ethics consultants. Forgoing life sustaining treatment, decisional capacity, informed consent, treatment refusals, death/dying, pediatric ethics, reproductive issues, research ethics, psychiatric illness. Real cases.
BTHX 8500 - Practicum in Bioethics
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 16.0]
Prerequisites: Bioethics grad [major or minor] or #
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Supervised placement to apply knowledge/skills from core courses. Individualized plan is developed between student, bioethics adviser or DGS, and mentor at practicum site. prereq: Bioethics grad [major or minor] or instr consent