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Core Competencies

Upon successful completion of the program, students in the Master of Arts in Bioethics will have enhanced their skills in the following areas:

Competency 1:  Demonstrate critical analysis of bioethical issues

1a: Identify bioethical issues in healthcare practices, systems, policies, and laws

1b: Differentiate between bioethical, religious, cultural, medical, legal, and social issues

1c: Assess or analyze bioethical issues

1d: Differentiate between personal and professional values, actions, and development especially for those who hold multiple professional roles

1e: Make recommendations based on bioethical issues       

Competency 2:  Develop robust moral arguments

2a: State a clear position on a moral issue

2b: Provide substantive, compelling justification for the position

2c: Anticipate and address objections and rebuttals to the line
of argumentation

Competency 3:  Communicate well

 3a: Write clearly and communicate ideas effectively

 3b: Articulate ideas clearly and effectively in verbal presentations