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Healthcare Ethics

Duquesne University

12 months
1336 USD/credit 40080 USD/year
1336 USD/credit 40080 USD/year
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The Healthcare Ethics program of Duquesne University includes a total of ten courses (30 credits), one required course plus nine courses selected from the general Healthcare Ethics courses.


The required course is a general graduate-level introduction to ethics. The nine courses of the Healthcare Ethics program of Duquesne University will be chosen by the student with advisement according to the student's interest. 

There is no requirement for a thesis or for a comprehensive examination.

Program Goals

Train individuals to deal with contemporary issues of healthcare ethics

  • provide students with the knowledge and methods required to analyze, discuss and resolve contemporary issues in healthcare ethics
  • train students in examining and analyzing the salient topics of contemporary healthcare ethics, especially regarding their normative, global and religious dimensions
  • provide students with clinical experience through rotations in various clinical settings


Fundamental knowledge

  • understand HCE theory and methods
  • analyze HCE theory and methods
  • apply HCE theory and methods to major topics and issues in contemporary healthcare ethics

Multidisciplinary Study

  • analyze critically the relationship of HCE with multidisciplinary fields in healthcare (empirical research, law, medicine, philosophy, religion, science and technology)
  • analyze critically the relationship of HCE with healthcare as a global enterprise (using research from anthropology, sociology, political sciences and international human rights law)


  • examine and analyze scholarly research
  • write scholarly essays and papers as a result of research


  • integrate academic learning with experiential learning in clinical or organizational rotations as a function of service-learning and development as a HCE professional

Ethical leadership

  • function as HCE expert in diverse setting such as ethics committees, institutional review boards and ethics consultations
  • provide ethical leadership in diverse settings, with the knowledge, skills, competencies and character traits to provide ethics services

Co-curricular practices

  • foster co-curricular practices for life-long learning to personally value and engage the clinical, organization, and professional components of HCE in a global context

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Multicultural Society and Healthcare Ethics
  • Ethics of Care
  • Clinical Ethics
  • Beginning of Life Ethics
  • Genetics and Ethics
  • Research Ethics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online Application
  • Cover Letter with Statement of Interest
  • Undergraduate and/or Graduate Transcripts
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Three letters of recommendation. Typically, the three letters should be from faculty in the academic program(s) in which the student studied
  • Writing Sample

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    40080 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1336 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    40080 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1336 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Pittsburgh

1148 - 1944 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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