This introductory course in Catholic Sexual and Medical Ethics builds on the introduction to Roman Catholic fundamental moral theology, and considers both the main principles as well as contemporary debates and applications within the areas of sexual and biomedical ethics. It seeks to prepare students for pastoral practice related to sexual and bioethical areas of human life, and it engages issues such as the meaning and purpose of human sexuality, marriage and reproduction, natural family planning, contraception, abortion, in-vitro fertilization, genetic manipulation, the allocation of health care resources and the extent of medical treatment, and euthanasia. Prerequisite: Fundamental Moral Theology.