This course introduces students to ethical theory and methods of moral reasoning as tools for analyzing bioethical problems of the twenty first century that arise from emerging medical technology and changes to law and health policy. The bioethical issues will vary to reflect current events and debates. Examples include the impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on rural health and human service delivery, the efficacy and safety of telemedicine and telecounseling, and the ethical implications of new advances in genetic medicine. Through these analyses Health and Social Services professionals and other students will develop their ability to both directly provide and allow effective health care ethics consultations in specific cases. This course is typically conducted in a hybrid format.