Real World Connect™
In collaboration with the Center for Biomedical Ethics at Case Western Reserve University and The MetroHealth System, this distance learning course is designed for middle and high school students to study some of today's most prevalent issues in bioethics - clinical ethics, public health ethics, research ethics, environmental ethics and pharmacy ethics. For each class, students will read articles on the topic beforehand, actively listen to a short lecture covering the important aspects and moral issues of the topic and then engage in discussions facilitated by the instructor. Courses may also include discussion of current events or popular media depictions of the day's topic. Students are required to read the assigned article before each session.
The following articles are required, but will not be discussed during class sessions. The purpose of these articles is to help students understand some of the issues that arise in medical research.