Highlights of this Course
This course follows the first-year Human-Animal Relationships course and precedes the third-year course Ethics and Veterinary Medicine. It continues the emphasis on the importance of familiarity with
social values and trends, including those evident in law, for the individual
veterinarian. We also look time and again at the significance of values and
trends for veterinary education more generally and, of course, the profession
of veterinary medicine as a whole. Throughout all these courses, offerered in the Cummings' School of Veterinary Medicine Ethics and Values Signature program, students engage in the role of veterinarian, veterinary education, and the veterinary profession as a whole.
This course acquaints students with basic concepts of law, as well as ethics. The course also seeks to enable students to practice medicine more prudently through application of legal rules. Although substantive standards of law are presented, the course stresses the role of process and creative thought in the development and application of legal and moral principles.
Please note that the course as presented here does not contain the full content of the course as taught at Tufts. The included content is based on material the Tufts faculty and instructors choose to include, as well as factors such as content preparation, software compatibility, and intellectual property and copyright restrictions.