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      Semester 1

Part 1

BETH5000
Critical Concepts in Bioethics
6      Semester 2
BETH5103
Biomedicine and Society
6   

If an insufficient number of students opt to attend seminars on campus, the co-ordinator may choose to teach this Unit of Study in online mode only. Students will be contacted if this occurs.
Semester 2
BETH5102
Philosophy of Medicine
6   

If an insufficient number of students opt to attend seminars on campus, the co-ordinator may choose to teach this Unit of Study in online mode only. Students will be contacted if this occurs.
Semester 1
Master's students must complete one of the following units of study:
BETH5104
Bioethics, Law and Society
6   

A three-year undergraduate degree in science, medicine, nursing, allied health sciences, philosophy/ethics, sociology/anthropology, law, 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   

If an insufficient number of students opt to attend seminars on campus, the co-ordinator may choose to teach this Unit of Study in online mode only.
Semester 1
BETH5202
Human and Animal Research Ethics
6    P Prohibition: BETH5208
Semester 2
BETH5203
Ethics and Public Health
6    P 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      Semester 1
BETH5205
Ethics and Mental Health
6      Semester 2
BETH5206
Introduction to Public Health Ethics
2    N BETH5203


Students enrolled in the Graduate Diploma or Master of Public Health may choose to take BETH5203 (6CP) instead of BETH5206 (2CP).
Semester 2a
BETH5208
Introduction to Human Research Ethics
2    N BETH5202
Semester 2a
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
Semester 1
Semester 2
BETH5302
Research Project B
6    P Credit average (or higher) in 24 credit points of BETH units of study.
C BETH5301
Semester 1
Semester 2