Healthcare Ethics (CERT)

Admission Requirements

Students may be admitted to the graduate Health Care Ethics certificate program in any of the three ways:

  1. Admission to any graduate or professional degree program at UofL, plus a letter of interest with the name of a faculty member who is willing to endorse the student's readiness to pursue the certificate;
  2. A graduate or professional degree in a related field from an accredited institution of higher learning, plus a letter of interest with one professional reference; or
  3. Meeting the admissions requirements already established for the MA in Applied Philosophy.

Certificate Requirements

Select nine (9) credit hours from the list below:9
Ethical Theory
Foundations of Bioethics
Current Controversies in Health Care Ethics
Health and Social Justice
Race, Medicine, and Health
Clinical Ethics
Select six (6) credit hours from the following:6
Social and Cultural Theory
Health Care Ethics Internship
Independent Study in Bioethics
Multicultural and Diversity Issues
History of American Sexualities - WR
Family Law
Race and the Law
Elder Law
Sexuality and the Law
Poverty, Health and the Law
Introductions to Health Law
Mental Health and the Law
Genetics and the Law
Animal Law
Disability Law
Medicine, Bioethics and the Law
Theories of Race and Racism
African-American Philosophy
Philosophical Foundations of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Health Communication: Theory and Practice
Social and Structural Determinants of Health
Health Promotion Policy Development
Feminist Theory
Professional and Ethical Issues in Clinical Psychology
Social Inequality & Stratification
Race and Ethnicity
Social Policy
Social Welfare Policy I
Diversity, Oppression, and Social Justice Practice
Social Welfare Policy II
Research Methodology and Design
Social Work and Human Sexuality
Advanced Death & Grief
Spirituality and Social Work
Minimum Total Hours15

Students may graduate with the Certificate after completing 9 credit hours of core Bioethics (BETH) courses plus six (6) credit hours of electives drawn from either i) additional core courses, or ii) the list of approved electives in the HCE MA program, or another elective approved by the director of graduate studies for the Philosophy department.

At least nine (9) credit hours must be at the 600 level. An average of a B, with no more than one C, will be required for graduation.