As practitioners and leaders of tomorrow’s healthcare systems and bioscience industries, KGI graduates will be at the forefront in the development and application of new diagnostics, pharmaceuticals, biologics and medical devices. They will be confronted with ethical issues concerning the research, development, marketing and sale of related products. Stakeholders in the health systems and companies that KGI students will lead—including clinical trial participants, patients, partners, employees, investors, activist groups, and the media—will be paying close attention to the ethical behavior of those health systems and companies and their leaders. This course therefore explores the ethical challenges for commerce in healthcare systems and biosciences industry as it will be increasingly important for healthcare and bioscience leaders to consider the ethical ramifications of their work. The class will focus more on the practical application of ethical principles through real-world case studies, rather than emphasizing theories.
Upon completion of this course, each student will be able to: