Disability Ethics Certificate Program

The Department of Disability and Human Development's Disability Ethics Certificate Program provides an interdisciplinary approach to examining, analyzing, and reaching decisions about ethical dilemmas about life with disability. It addresses many of the same issues that bioethics addresses:

  • Prenatal testing
  • Medical treatment decisions
  • Hastened dying
  • Body enhancement
  • Healthcare resource distribution
  • Quality of life

Disability ethics also expands the focus beyond medical issues. It includes legal, policy and social justice issues that affect daily living for people with disabilities.

Classes in this program can be taken individually or as part of the certificate program. To learn more about the certificate program or to apply, please visit the department’s website. You can also reach the department by phone at (312) 413-1647 (voice) or (312) 413-0453 (TTY).

Courses

DateCourse TitleCollegeFormat
August 23 - December 3, 2021DHD 401 - Foundations of Disability and Human DevelopmentCollege of Applied Health SciencesOnline
August 23 - December 3, 2021DHD 514 - Ethical Issues in DisabilityCollege of Applied Health SciencesOnline
August 23 - December 3, 2021DHD 596 - Independent Study College of Applied Health SciencesArranged
January 10 - April 29, 2022DHD 401 - Foundations of Disability and Human DevelopmentCollege of Applied Health SciencesOnline
January 10 - April 29, 2022DHD 517 - Ethics and Disability: Contemporary ProblemsCollege of Applied Health SciencesOnline
January 10 - April 29, 2022DHD 596 - Independent StudyCollege of Applied Health SciencesArranged