Bioethics

This information is for guidance only.

The requirements and progression rules for your study program will be in the Sydney Medical School Handbook.

Course structure

Credit points required for each program of study

 Degree

 Core Units

 Additional Core

 Elective

 Total
 Credit Points

 Masters

 30

  –

 18

 48

 Graduate Diploma

   6

 12

 18

 36

 Graduate Certificate

   6

 12

   6

 24

 

Pathways

Choosing a pathway is not compulsory and you may structure the course according to your interests so long as you meet the requirements for core subjects as set out in the Bioethics degree resolutions.

Master degree program

The structure of the degrees offered in the Sydney Bioethics Program, as well as the Units of Study, are described in the Handbook entry for this course.

Core and elective units

 Unit of Study Code

 Unit of Study Name

 Credit Points
(CP)

 Semester
Offered

 Delivery Mode*

 Core Units

 

 

 

 

BETH5000

Critical Concepts in Bioethics 

6CP

2

B O

BETH5101

Introduction to Ethical Reasoning 

6CP

1

B O

BETH5102

Philosophy of Medicine

6CP

1

B O

BETH5103

Biomedicine and Society 

6CP

2

B O

BETH5104

Bioethics, Law and Society

6CP

1

BM O

 Electives

 

 

 

 

BETH5201

Ethics and Biotechnology:
Genes and Stem Cells

6CP

1

B O

BETH5202

Human and Animal Research Ethics

6CP

2

BM O

BETH5203

Ethics and Public Health

6CP

2

BM O

BETH5204

Clinical Ethics

6CP

1

BM O

BETH5205

Ethics and Mental Health

6CP

2

BM O

BETH5207

Arts in Health

6CP

2

BM

BETH5209

Medicines Policy, Economics and Ethics

6CP

1

BM O

BETH5301

Research Project A

6CP

N/A

P

BETH5302

Research Project B

6CP

N/A

P

MMHU6902

Independent Study

6CP

1,2

P

MMHU6910

Ethics, Narrative Competence and Health

6CP

2

B O

MMHU6913

Health in World History - NB: This unit is not available in 2014.

6CP

1

B O

PUBH5422

Health and Risk Communication

6CP

2

BM

 Key

 F = 'Face to Face'
 B = 'Blended: face-to-face/online'
 BM = 'Block mode / Intensive'
 O = 'Online or distance'
 P = 'Project'

 

 

 

Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate

Core and elective units

 Unit of Study Code

 Unit of Study Name

 Credit Points
(CP)

 Semester
Offered

 Delivery Mode*

 Core Units

 

 

 

 

BETH5101

Introduction to Ethical Reasoning 

6CP

1

B O

Additional any 2 of the following core units

BETH5000

Critical Concepts in Bioethics 

6CP

2

B O

BETH5102

Philosophy of Medicine

6CP

1

B O

BETH5103

Biomedicine and Society 

6CP

2

B O

BETH5104

Bioethics, Law and Society

6CP

1

BM O

 Electives

 

 

 

 

BETH5201

Ethics and Biotechnology:
Genes and Stem Cells

6CP

1

B O

BETH5202

Human and Animal Research Ethics

6CP

2

BM O

BETH5203

Ethics and Public Health

6CP

2

BM O

BETH5204

Clinical Ethics

6CP

1

BM O

BETH5205

Ethics and Mental Health

6CP

2

BM O

BETH5209

Medicines Policy, Economics and Ethics

6CP

1

BM O

 Key

 F = 'Face to Face'
 B = 'Blended: face-to-face/online'
 BM = 'Block mode / Intensive'
 O = 'Online or distance'
 P = 'Project'