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<span id="_ctl16__ctl0_head_title">Ryerson: The Chang School: Course: CPHL 509</span>

CPHL 509 Bioethics


Certificate and Degree Credit
Arts Program Area


Antirequisite(s): CPHL 302; Not available to Nursing program students.
Duration: 39 Hours
Fee: $622.05* (Payment in full is required at time of enrolment.)
Available through Distance Education


Recent advances in biomedical sciences have raised a host of ethical concerns involving the sanctity and quality of life, fairness, equality, and autonomy. New and revolutionary developments call for legislative reform and policies designed to keep research and its applications within appropriate boundaries. This course examines issues such as cloning, assisted reproduction, genetic screening, gene therapy, organ donation, and resource allocation within a framework of moral principles and contemporary debate. PHL 509 is not available for credit to students who choose PHL 302. (Upper-level liberal studies elective)

Note: There will be an on-campus exam for the distance offering of this course; however, arrangements can be made for those students who live more than 100 km from the Ryerson campus. For more information, visit Off-Campus Exam FAQ.

Distance Course Outline (subject to change)

Fall 2018
Enrolment for this term is closed.
Distance Delivery Option
Distance: Internet 10 Sep 2018-08 Dec 2018
Winter 2019
Enrolment for Winter 2019 is currently open; see Important Dates for specific enrolment periods. See Enrolment for instructions on enrolling online, by mail, or in person. Undergraduate Students: Please enrol using RAMSS for courses applicable to your degree program.
Distance Delivery Option
Distance: Internet14 Jan 2019 - 13 Apr 2019
Spring/Summer 2019
This term is not yet open for enrolment via the Shopping Cart. Priority enrolment for certificate students for this term begins on February 11, 2019. Regular enrolment begins on February 25, 2019.
Classroom Delivery Option
Monday & Wednesday9:00 AM - 12:30 PM 06 May 2019-19 Jun 2019
Tuesday & Thursday9:00 AM - 12:30 PM 25 Jun 2019-06 Aug 2019

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