Spring 2018 - PHIL 327 D100

Global Health Ethics (3)

Class Number: 10108

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
    BLU 9011, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Apr 14, 2018
    3:30 PM – 6:30 PM
    RCB 8100, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    60 units and one of PHIL 120W (or equivalent), 121 or 221; or HSCI 319.



Ethical issues related to public health as they are located in and influenced by a global context. Consideration of several ethical approaches including utilitarianism, deontic ethics, and the capabilities approach, as well as theories of justice. Application of approaches to topics ranging from global markets in human organs to international migration of health workers and pharmaceutical testing in the developing world. PHIL 327 is identical to HSCI 327 and students may not receive credit for both. Students who have completed HSCI 320 or the spring 2011 offering of PHIL 331 may not complete this course for further credit.


[Note: this course is to be taught concurrently with HSCI 327.]


  • Editorial Writing 10%
  • First Paper 20%
  • Midterm 10%
  • Second Paper 30%
  • Final 20%
  • Participation 10%

Registrar Notes:

SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://students.sfu.ca/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating.  Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html