Diseases in Children: Causes, Costs, and Choices (EM)

Subject associations
MOL 460 / STC 460 / GHP 460
Spring 2021
Daniel A. Notterman
Registrar description

Within a broad context of historical, social, and ethical concerns, a survey of normal childhood development and selected disorders from the perspectives of the physician, the biologist, and the bioethicist. There is an emphasis on the complex relationship between genetic and acquired causes of disease, the environment, medical practice, social conditions, and cultural values. The course features visits from children with some of the conditions discussed, site visits, and readings from the original medical, scientific, and bioethical literature.