This three-unit course focuses on the history, principles, and basic concepts of Bioethics. Ethics in human and animal researches, ethical review committee, issues in research, and certain concepts on medical ethics will likewise be discussed in this course. The primary purpose of this course is to provide a foundation in the basic concepts and principles of bioethics and its application to research and medical field through readings, discussions, and critical analyses of certain cases, issues, and controversies involving humans and animals in research and medical situation. Also, this course is designed to help students develop critical thinking for analyzing bioethical dilemmas and frameworks for applying this knowledge. The course will combine lecture and discussion formats with a strong emphasis on student participation. The course will progress through a critical reading of selections from original texts, research articles, case scenarios, and commentary.