Course Description

This course studies application of moral values, rights, and duties in the fields of medical laboratory tests and research. Medical decisions involving moral issues, relationship between patient and lab technician, the treatment of human and animal subjects in biomedical experimentation, the allocation of scarce medical lab resources, the complex questions that surround the beginning and the end of a human life are also on discussion, and ethical aspects of the professional code of conduct for clinical laboratory and life-sciences research is included. Discussion of ethical dilemmas, law, responsibility and obligation of lab technician will be covered. The many complex issues raised by new technologies for creating and sustaining life, such as artificial-respiration devices, kidney dialysis, and other machines are emphasized.

Learning Objective

  • At the completion of this course the learner will be able to:
  • 1. Describe the concept of Medical Ethics and it’s important for lab technician
  • 2. Clarify personal and professional values and recognize their impact on decision making and professional behavior.
  • 3. Apply the Code of medical Laboratory professional guidelines to clinical practice.
  • 4. Select a clinically useful ethical decision-making framework that incorporates moral concepts, professional ethics, and law and respects diverse values and beliefs.
  • 5. Enable individuals and families to make quality-of-life and end-of-life decisions and achieve a peaceful death.
  • 6. Discuss the ethical obligations
  • 7. Discuss ethical issues related to access to care, allocation of resources, and global inequity in healthcare.



Books for this Course

  • Introfuciton to Medical Labortory technology cartercenter.org/resources

Times Offered

  • September 2014
  • January 2015

Course Prerequisite