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Hofstra University Bioethics Center

Certificate in Clinical Bioethics

Deadline to Apply is Friday August 4th, 2017.

Course Description

The nine-month program teaches bioethics through the lens of medicine, law and narrative.  Alongside academic coursework, the course incorporates a clinical skills component that will allow course participants to learn – and be assessed in - clinical competencies in preparation for real-life consultations in medical settings.  Upon completion of the program participants will have the critical tools needed to analyze and assess ethics cases, participate in ethics consultations and serve on hospital ethics committees.  Students who successfully complete the program will receive a Certificate in Clinical Bioethics.

For additional information about the course, or the Bioethics Center, please visit us at the Bioethics Center site or visit the Certificate in Clinical Bioethics Application page.

Who Should Apply

Our students include physicians, nurses, therapists, social workers, clergy, hospital administrators, lawyers, judges, law and medical students, and other professionals who would benefit from a foundation in clinical bioethics.

Application Process

To apply, please submit a current resume or CV and a completed application form (available as a PDF on our website) via the Certificate in Clinical Bioethics Application page.


Tuition for the nine month program is $6900.00.

Continuing Education Credits

The cost of the program includes both Continuing Legal Education and Continuing Medical Education credits.  

Continuing Legal Education

The Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University is certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board as an accredited provider of continuing legal education (CLE) in the state of New York.
New York CLE credits are available to satisfy the mandatory, transitional/nontransitional requirements for attorneys attending the program. Each one day session qualifies for 3.5 transitional/nontransitional CLE credits in ethics and professionalism.

You will be required to complete a sign-in sheet at the start and end of each session.  Additionally, you must complete an evaluation for each session. Lawyers admitted in jurisdictions other than New York should check with those jurisdictions to determine CLE requirements in their states.

Continuing Medical Education

Northwell Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.