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GENERAL OBJECTIVES

There are several skills you should acquire and develop in this module. (More specific objectives are included for each session of the module-- see Module Syllabus.)

Be able to:

Recognize ethical issues in clinical medicine
Identify alternative positions on ethical issues
Identify information relevant to ethical issues
Understand and utilize the literature of medical ethics
Clearly explain your position on an ethical issue
Present reasons for positions on ethical issues
Contribute to collegial discussion of ethical issues, showing respect and tolerance for the views of others
Recognize that an ethical decision depends upon a critical evaluation of data (i.e., understand how the epidemiology module will help you make ethical decisions)
Recognize that an ethical decision takes into account social structure (i.e., understand how the policy module will help you make ethical decisions)