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DEN 223 - Dental Ethics & Jurisprudence - Textbook

Module 2 Learning Outcomes

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  1. Define the terms ethics, morality, deontology, teleology.
  2. Discuss and contrast ethical theories (utilitarianism, deontological and virtue).
  3. Identify concepts and experiences which influence moral development.
  4. Describe individual worldview and reflect on the role it plays in how others’ circumstances are interpreted.
  5. Discuss the relationship between rights and duties.
  6. Define and discuss the role of social justice in determining ethical behavior.

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