This certificate will offer an understanding of bioethics with elements of cultural competency and critical thinking. All students take a common course in bioethics. Students then will have the opportunity to choose to investigate issues of gender, religion, cultural competency, medical and health humanities, or pastoral care with a choice of elective courses. A capstone experience will demonstrate what they have learned, and will augment one of their final courses.
This certificate targets the needs of healthcare students and professionals – medicine, nursing, dentistry, social work, pastoral care, allied health sciences, occupational therapy, kinesiology, and physician assistants among others. Those persons planning to be physicians, to work in pastoral care or social work, or to enter the professions of psychiatric or psychological counselling of grieving or stressed patients and family.
For more information, please see the Office of Admissions website. https://www.augusta.edu/admissions/