Ethics in Health Sciences – MSCI 640

CG • Section 8WK • 07/01/2018 to 12/31/2199 • Modified 09/05/2023

Course Description

An introduction to the Hippocratic and Judeo-Christian foundations for health science decision making and practice. The course will place emphasis on the inherent dignity and worth of humanity as a whole, as well as the individual patient.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.


Students in this course will study ethics, because any graduate program in the basic sciences needs to maintain the integrity of the discipline. If we cannot trust scientists or the science they are doing, society cannot move forward. Our goal is to maintain the line of truth in science while representing the Lord.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

After reading the Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student will respond to the thread prompts as part of a class-wide discussion. For each discussion, students will post one thread and 5 replies. Each thread and reply must be at least 75 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. The student must include at least 1 relevant quote per case study and/or question in the prompt. Acceptable sources include textbook materials/papers, the Bible, and lecture presentations.

The student will individually write a reflective Journal Entry of 1,500–2,000 words covering the assigned Module: Week discussion. Each entry must include at least 1 citation from the assigned reading material and at least 1 citation from the Bible.