February 13, 2012

Registration now open for intensive bioethics summer courses

Registration is now open for summer courses in the new Berman Institute Bioethics Intensives program, launching in June.

Offered by the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, the program is designed for participants from a wide range of professional and educational backgrounds. “We want this program to be accessible to anyone with an interest in bioethics, from physicians to bench scientists to students, as well as those wanting more in-depth exposure to the field,” said Jeffrey Kahn, deputy director for policy and administration at the Berman Institute.

The courses will be held in two one-week sessions, June 4 to 8 and June 11 to 15. The first week will consist of generalized courses, while the second will feature specialized topics, including emerging biotechnologies, ethics and policy, and public health ethics. The courses will be taught by Berman Institute faculty, all of whom are experts drawn from the university’s schools of Medicine, Public Health, Nursing, and Arts and Sciences.

“The courses present an unparalleled opportunity for participants to delve deep into some of the most controversial and challenging ethical issues in modern medicine and health care,” said Dan O’Connor, who will teach the course Bodies, Boundaries and Bioethics. “Participants will come out not only with their intellectual curiosity satisfied but with an extremely useful working knowledge of contemporary bioethics, a skill which will translate well to careers in law and politics as well as health care.”

A certificate will be issued for each course completed. For more information or to register, go to www.bioethicsinstitute.org/intensives.