The graduate certificate in Hippocratic Healthcare Ethics is designed with various groups of students in mind, including those who are presently—or aspire to be—physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, hospital chaplains, and other healthcare professionals and administrators, as well as those involved in medical education. The certificate is well-suited for those with professional or other responsibilities who desire a flexible 21-semester hour certificate grounded in the Hippocratic practice of healthcare and a firm commitment to a biblical worldview. Additionally, this certificate is stackable as part of the MA/BE allowing all 21 credit hours to be included as part of the full master’s degree. By enrolling in online courses, remote learning, mentored and independent study work, and as few as one week-long courses on campus, the certificate can be completed without relocating near the Bannockburn, Illinois campus. Alternatively, nearly all courses can be completed as part of an on-campus option.
Mission Statement: The Graduate Certificate in Hippocratic Healthcare Ethics equips students to analyze ethical issues in healthcare from a distinctly Christian perspective.
Program Objectives & Outcomes:
Students completing the Graduate Certificate in Hippocratic Healthcare Ethics will be able to:
- Understand current and emerging bioethical issues in healthcare.
- Discern the differences among competing contemporary approaches to ethics & bioethics.
- Employ biblical and theological foundations for addressing issues in bioethics.
- Engage bioethical challenges specific to clinical healthcare and the contemporary practice of medicine.
|Hippocratic Healthcare Ethics Certificate Program of Study|
|BE 5000||Introduction to Bioethics: Matters of Life and Dignity||3|
|or BE 5100||Intensive Bioethics Institute|
|BE 5002||Foundations for Cultural Engagement in Bioethics 1||3|
|BE 5200||Research Ethics||2|
|BE 5300||Clinical Issues in Bioethics 2||2|
|BE 5500||Bioethics and Public Policy 2||2|
|BE 6500||Advanced Bioethics Institute||3|
|BE 6950||Bioethics Practicum 3||2|
|BE 7300||Advanced Clinical Ethics||1|
|Bioethics Capstone 4|
|BE 7478||Bioethics Capstone Project||3|
|or BE 7480||Bioethics Capstone Integrative or Major Paper|
Students may consider taking BE 5001 for supplemental background in the Bible, a biblical worldview, and biblical theology as additional coursework beyond the requirements of this certificate.
Students coordinate a practicum location in coordination with the bioethics program director that is appropriate to their professional goals, training, and geographic location.
The capstone should include a substantial emphasis on clinical/medical/healthcare ethics. Given the specific nature of these capstones, they should receive prior approval from the bioethics program director in addition to the capstone supervisor.