Bioethics Syllabus Exchange Repository

grad-splashSince 1985, the Syllabus Exchange Repository at the Bioethics Research Library has functioned as a clearinghouse for bioethics syllabi to promote the study of bioethics as a discipline. The collection consists of over 600 syllabi in 3 languages from 12 countries. While the standard syllabus documents a semester-length class, seminars and continuing education courses are included as well. The collection contains courses from high school through graduate education.

The Library continues to add bioethics syllabi to the Syllabus Exchange Repository at DigitalGeorgetown. Syllabi submissions can be for current or former course offerings. Please send submissions using the form below. We will follow up with you to make sure we have the right permissions from you to add your syllabus to our collection and share it with the public.

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DigitalGeorgetown Syllabus Exchange Contribution

  • Please select the most appropriate designation for the course that is being taught. If other is selected please indicate why you chose this option in the additional comments field at the end of this form.
  • Please enter the title of the course the syllabus was created for, i.e. Introduction to Bioethics
  • Please list the creator(s) of the syllabus. Please include first and last name. You may separate multiple creators by the use of commas, i.e Dr. Robert Veatch, Dr. LeRoy Walters.
  • Please enter the institution where the syllabus was used, i.e. Georgetown University
  • Please enter the semester the syllabus was last used, i.e., Fall 2014. Note that if a syllabus has been used for multiple semesters that only the most recent semester it was taught will be used.
  • Please tell us a bit more about your course. This may be taken from the abstract of the syllabus itself, or be created to accompany the syllabus. You may also use this field to indicate specific subjects the course focuses on, i.e. genetics, end-of-life, care, clinical ethics.
  • What language is the syllabus written in?
  • Please enter an email account where we can contact you if there are any questions about the syllabus.
  • Please use this field to indicate any information relevant to the submission.
  • You may upload your syllabus in text or pdf formats. Please note that when your syllabus is uploaded to our database it will be as a pdf file. If you upload a text file the Bioethics Research Library will create a pdf from the uploaded text file.


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