Bioethics

Table of units of study: Bioethics

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Core units

BETH5101
Introduction to Ethical Reasoning
6    A A three-year undergraduate degree in science, medicine, nursing, allied health sciences, philosophy/ethics, sociology/anthropology, history, or other relevant field, or by special permission.
Semester 1

Part 1

BETH5000
Critical Concepts in Bioethics
6    A A three-year undergraduate degree in science, medicine, nursing, allied health sciences, philosophy/ethics, sociology/anthropology, history, or other relevant field, or by special permission.
Semester 2
BETH5103
Biomedicine and Society
6    A A three-year undergraduate degree in science, medicine, nursing, allied health sciences, philosophy/ethics, sociology/anthropology, history, or other relevant field, or by special permission.
Semester 2
BETH5102
Philosophy of Medicine
6    A A three-year degree in science, medicine, nursing, allied health sciences, philosophy/ethics, sociology/anthropology, history, or other relevant field - or by special permission.
Semester 1
Master's students must complete one of the following units of study:
BETH5104
Bioethics, Law and Society
6    A A three-year undergraduate degree in science, medicine, nursing, allied health sciences, philosophy/ethics, sociology/anthropology, history, or other relevant field, or by special permission
Semester 1
BETH5207
Arts in Health
6      Semester 2

Part 2

BETH5201
Ethics and Biotechnology
6    A A three-year undergraduate degree in science, medicine, nursing, allied health sciences, philosophy/ethics, sociology/anthropology, history, or other relevant field, or by special permission.
Semester 1
BETH5202
Human and Animal Research Ethics
6    A A three-year undergraduate degree in science, medicine, nursing, allied health sciences, philosophy/ethics, sociology/anthropology, history, or other relevant field, or by special permission.
Semester 2
BETH5203
Ethics and Public Health
6    A A three-year undergraduate degree in science, medicine, nursing, allied health sciences, philosophy/ethics, sociology/anthropology, history, or other relevant field, or by special permission.
N BETH5206
Semester 2
BETH5204
Clinical Ethics
6    A Honours or equivalent degree, or other appropriate terminal undergraduate degree (such as a three-year nursing degree) in science, medicine, nursing, allied health sciences, philosophy/ethics, sociology/anthropology, history, or other relevant field-or by special permission.
Semester 1
BETH5205
Ethics and Mental Health
6      Semester 2
BETH5206
Introduction to Public Health Ethics
2    N BETH5203
Semester 2a
BETH5206
Introduction to Public Health Ethics
2    N BETH5203
Semester 2a
BETH5207
Arts in Health
6      Semester 2
BETH5208
Introduction to Human Research Ethics
2    N BETH5202
Semester 2a
MMHU6901
War, Health and Medicine
6      Semester 1
MMHU6902
Independent Study
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
MMHU6910
Ethics, Narrative Competence and Health
6      Semester 1
PUBH5422
Health and Risk Communication
6      Semester 2
PUBH5500
Advanced Qualitative Health Research
6    N QUAL5005
Semester 1
QUAL5005
Introducing Qualitative Health Research
4    N PUBH5500


This Unit is primarily aimed at Master of Public Health (MPH) students. Other students are encouraged to consider PUBH5500 instead of this Unit. MPH students who complete PUBH5500 can apply for a waiver for QUAL5005
Semester 1

Part 3

BETH5301
Research Project A
6    P Credit average (or higher) in 24 credit points of BETH units of study.
C BETH5302


It is recommended, but not required, that BETH5301 and BETH5302 are taken in consecutive semesters, rather than concurrently
Semester 1
Semester 2
BETH5302
Research Project B
6    C BETH5301


Only available to students admitted to the Master of Bioethics degree. BETH5302 must be taken in conjunction with BETH5301. It is recommended, but not required, that BETH5301 and BETH5302 are taken in consecutive semesters, rather than concurrently
Semester 1
Semester 2