NBIO Social and Ethical Issues in the Neurosciences (NBIO 101)
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Social and Ethical Issues in the Neurosciences (NBIO 101)
School of Medicine
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[ Academia ] [ Litigation ] [ Regulatory & Policy ] [ Transactional ] as a Relevant Course outside SLS for those interested in Lifesciences: Ethics : The development of biotechnology often raises ethical and social issues with which lifescience businesses must grapple. Students interested in lifesciences should consider taking 1 or more courses focusing on these challenges. This course reviews advances in the neurosciences and possible uses in medical therapy.
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Influences on public debate and policy of scientific advances in the study of the brain and behavior: theories of brain function; philosophical and scientific approaches; advances in the neurosciences, possible uses in medical therapy, and interventions involving genetic screening, genetic selection, enhancement of neurological functioning, and manipulation of behavior; questions related to medical therapy, social policy, and broader considerations of human nature such as consciousness, free will, personal identity, and moral responsibility. May be taken for 2 units without a research paper. Prerequisite: Neuroscience, Biology, or Symbolic Systems major; or Human Biology core; or consent of instructor.
Course Style: A Substantive course teaches the law, theory, and policy in a particular area of law