Bioethics

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

Bioethics

Master of Bioethics

Students in the courswork pathway must complete 48 credit points including:
(a) 6 credit points from core units of study; and
(b) 24 credit points from Part 1; and
(c) 6 credit points from Part 2; and
(c) 12 credit points from Part 3.

Master of Bioethics Research Pathway

Subject to the availability of supervision and suitable projects, students with a credit average in 24 credit points of study from the Master's degree may be admitted to the research pathway.
Students in the research pathway must complete 48 credit points including:
(a) 6 credit points from core units of study; and
(b) 24 credit points from Part 1; and
(c) 6 credit points from Part 2; and
(d) 12 credit points from Part 3

Graduate Diploma in Bioethics

Students must complete 36 credit points including:
(a) 6 credit points from core units of study; and
(b) 12 credit points from Part 1; and
(c) 18 credit points from Part 1 or Part 2.

Graduate Certificate in Bioethics

Students must complete 24 credit points including:
(a) 6 credit points from core units of study; and
(b) 12 credit points from Part 1; and
(c) 6 credit points from Part 1 or Part 2.

Core units

BETH5101
Introduction to Ethical Reasoning
6   

If an insufficient number of students opt to attend Normal Evening sessions on campus, the coordinator may choose to teach this unit of study in Online mode only. Students will be contacted if this occurs.
Semester 1

Part 1

BETH5000
Critical Concepts in Bioethics
6   

This is a Capstone Unit for the Master of Bioethics. If an insufficient number of students opt to attend seminars on campus, the coordinator 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   

Online only.
Semester 1
BETH5103
Biomedicine and Society
6   

Online only
Semester 2
BETH5104
Bioethics, Law and Society

This unit of study is not available in 2020

6   

Prerequisites: 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

Part 2

BETH5202
Human and Animal Research Ethics
6    N BETH5208


If an insufficient number of students opt to attend seminars on campus, the coordinator may choose to teach this unit of study in online mode only. Students will be contacted if this occurs.
Semester 2
BETH5203
Ethics and Public Health
6    N BETH5206


If an insufficient number of students opt to attend intensives on campus, the coordinator may choose to teach this unit of study in online mode only. Students will be contacted if this occurs.
Semester 2
BETH5204
Clinical Ethics
6   

If an insufficient number of students opt to attend seminars on campus, the coordinator may choose to teach this unit of study in online mode only. Students will be contacted if this occurs.
Semester 1
BETH5205
Ethics and Mental Health

This unit of study is not available in 2020

6    A Basic understanding of ethical reasoning


Students can meet with course coordinators by appointment in person or via teleconference
Semester 2
BETH5206
Introduction to Public Health Ethics
2    N BETH5203

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Students enrolled in the Graduate Diploma or Master of Public Health may choose to take BETH5203 (6cp) instead of BETH5206 (2cp). This unit is available to Master of Public Health (MPH) students only. If an insufficient number of students opt to attend normal evening sessions 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 2a
BETH5207
Creativity and Creative Arts in Health

This unit of study is not available in 2020

6      Semester 1
BETH5208
Introduction to Human Research Ethics

This unit of study is not available in 2020

2    C GENC5020
N BETH5202


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
BETH5209
Medicines Policy, Economics and Ethics
6    A A degree in science, medicine, pharmacy, nursing, allied health, philosophy/ethics, sociology/anthropology, history, law, communications, public policy, business, economics, commerce, organisation studies, or other relevant field, or by special permission.
Semester 2
MMHU6902
Independent Study
6    P You must have completed at least one other unit of study in a postgraduate coursework degree before seeking permission to enrol.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
You must seek permission from the unit of study coordinator prior to enrolment.
Semester 1
Semester 2
PUBH5422
Health and Risk Communication

This unit of study is not available in 2020

6      Semester 2

Part 3

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

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

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

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2