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COURSE TITLE: PHL 203 ETHICS

COURSE FACILITATOR: ASSOC. PROF. EMMANUEL D. BATOON


EMAIL ADD: batoonemmanuel@yahoo.com

COURSE CREDITS: 3 UNITS = 54 HOURS

PRE-REQUISITES: NONE

CO-REQUISITES: NONE

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This course provides a methodological skills formation for pharmacy and medical technology students to help
them respond to ethical issues and problems that come their way and imparts substantive knowledge to the
students regarding the levels of ethical discourse that they need to understand and negotiate properly.

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES:

1. You will acquire methodological skills to help you acquire an educated stance to ethical issues and solve
your ethical problems.
2. You will be provided with substantive knowledge that will help you distinguish the level of ethical
discourse you are negotiating and properly respond to.

COURSE OUTLINE AND SCHEDULE

Week Content

I. Introduction:

1-2 A. Academic Disciplinal Scope

1. What Is?
a. Common Sense – Authority
b. Science – Sense & Mathematical Reason
Natural Science- Nature
(Experimental and Clinical)
Social Science – Society as Artefactual

2. What Could Be? -


a. Arts & Humanities – Sense, Passion &
Imagination
Literature: SHE

3. What Should Be?


a. Theology – Faith & Metaphysical Reason
Knowledge of God as Revealed

4. What is the Condition of Possibility


of Human Knowledge regarding Life?
a. Dimensions:
1) Individual – Frame of Mind
2) Cultural – Frame of Collective Life
3) Academic Discipline – Condition of
Possibility of Human Knowledge –
Science, Art, Theology
b. Transcendental Reason
c. Object of Study – Frame of Mind
d. Elements of a Philosophical Theory

3-6 B. Methodological Considerations

1. Language:
a. Ordinary Language
Language and Thought
Filipino Language
American English Language

b. Academic Language
Science – operational
Art – figurative
Theology - metaphysical
Philosophy – categorical

C. Logic:

1. Common Sense – Authority

2. Academic
a. Scientific-Inductive Logic/Statistical Logic
b. Philosophical-Deductive Logic/Toulmin Logic

7 First Shifting Exam

8-9 D. Ethics

1. Possibility of Ethics

a. Natural Science – Ammoral / Determinism

b. Social Science - Law vs Cultural Ethics

c. Theological – Religious Ethics

d. Philosophical – Human Ethics


e. Institutional Ethics

2.Ethical Elements

a. Experience/Consciousness

b. Ethical Language

c. Ethical Reasoning

d. Ethical Communication

e. Components of an Ethical Theory

3. Ethical Research

a. Def. of Research
b. Academic Papers
c. Ethics Class Paper: Synthesis Paper,
Critical Paper, Empirical Case Study (Case Study of
Pharmacy/Medical Technology Professors’ Ethos)

Synthesis Paper

II. Substantive Ethics

A. Cultural Ethics:
1. Presupposition –Culture
2. Filipino Man, Family
3. Conclusions-
Filipino Act
Filipino End
Filipino Norm of Morality

11-12 B. Religious Ethics (Moral Theology):

1. Presupposition - Soul, Freedom, God


2. Conclusion- Christian Act, End &
Means
3. Christian Family Ethics

C. Ethics Beyond Religion:

1. Presupposition – No God
2. Conclusion – Act, End, Means
3.
13-14 D. Specialized Ethics:

1. Bio-Ethics
2. Environmental Ethics

Critical Paper

15 Second Shifting Exam

16-17 E. Professional (Pharmacy/Med-Tech) Ethics:

1. Presupposition - Social Life


2. Profession (Pharmacy/Med-Tech)
3. Conclusion - Professional (Pharmacist/Med-Tech)
Act, End and Means
Pharmacy/Med-Tech Code of Ethics Analysis
Pharmacy/Med-Tech Research Ethics
Ethics Review Board

18-19 F. Institutional Ethics:

1. Corporate(Pharmaceutical Company, Drug Store,


Clinic, Hospital) Ethics
a. Presupposition – Corporation (Pharmaceutical
Company Drug Store, Clinic, Hospital)
Corporate Person
b. Conclusion - Corporate Act, End, &
Means

c. Corporate Code of Ethics Analysis

2. Government (Hospital) Ethics


a. Presupposition -
Government (Hospital), Citizen
b. Conclusion - Govt. Act, End, Means
c. Government Code of Ethics Analysis

3. Educational (Pharmacy/Medical Technology)


Ethics
a. Presuppositions – Education (Pharmacy/Medical
Technology, Educator (Pharmacy/Medical Technology)
b. Conclusion - Educator’s Act, End, Means
c. Teachers’ Code of Ethics Analysis
d. UST Handbook: PPS 1027: Code and Conduct of
a Thomasian
Empirical Case Study

20 Third Exam

COURSE READINGS:

Chrisman, M. et. al. (eds). (2017). Philosophy for Everyone. New York: Routledge-Taylor & Francis.

Gibson, K. (2014). An Introduction to Ethics. New Jersey: Peason.

Mercado, Leonardo. (1979). Elements of Filipino Ethics. Tacloban City: Divine Word University.

Wells, Samuel. (2017). Introducing Christian Ethics. Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons.

West, Henry. (2004). An Introduction to Mill’s Utilitarian Ethics. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University

Press.

COURSE ASSIGNMENS:

Papers – Synthesis Papers, Critical Paper, Empirical Case Study

COURSE GRADING SYSTEM:

Per Grading Period: 50% Class Standing (50% Quiz, 25% Recitation, 25% Paper); 50% Long Exam

Final Grade: 30% First Grading Period; 30% Second Grading Period; 40% Third Grading Period

COURSE POLICIES:

1. Students are expected to be on time for their class, a 15 minute grace period is given before a student
is considered late.
2. Two cumulative tardiness will be equivalent to one absence.
3. Students who incur an absence beyond eleven hours are given an FA (failure due to absences) mark.