The Department of Biomedical Informatics, Biostatistics and Medical Epidemiology (BBME) in partnership with the MU Center for Health Ethics offers a Graduate Certificate in Health Ethics, completed online with graduate or professional coursework.

The Health Ethics Certificate prepares the working professional to understand the ethical issues clinicians face in healthcare services delivery. It is important for managers to know the real-world issues faced by physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals. Examples are decision-making capacity, informed consent, end of life care, and patient information confidentiality.

While there are multiple educational offerings which may result in certificate acquisition, students must complete a minimum of 12 credit hours from the approved list below.

Health Ethics Certificate Courses

Required - six credits

  • HMI 7564: Health Ethics Theory
  • HMI 8565: Healthcare Ethics

Elective Course Options - six credits

  • HMI 7567: Health Organizational Ethics
  • HMI 7566: Health Informatics Ethics
  • HMI 8574 - Health Care Law (campus course)
  • LAW 5615 - Health Care Law: The Regulation of Providers
  • HMI 8485 - Problems in HMI: Applied Bioethics Practicum (Independent Study)
  • HMI 8515 - Problems in Medical Ethics and Clinical Ethics Consultation Practicum

For course descriptions, see Current students may check MyZou for up-to-date schedule information.

Apply to the Health Ethics Graduate Certificate Program

Certificate-seeking students apply to the Graduate Certificate Program in Health Ethics by completing and submitting the Graduate Studies online application.

Find admissions criteria and required applications material on our Graduate Degrees and Certificates page.