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

 

 

 

 

BETH 5000

Critical Concepts in Bioethics 

6CP

2

B O

BETH 5101

Introduction to Ethical Reasoning 

6CP

1

B O

BETH 5102

Philosophy of Medicine

6CP

1

B O

BETH 5103

Biomedicine and Society 

6CP

2

B O

BETH 5104

Bioethics, Law and Society

6CP

1

BM O

 Electives

 

 

 

 

BETH 5201

Ethics and Biotechnology:
Genes and Stem Cells

6CP

1

B O

BETH 5202

Human and Animal Research Ethics

6CP

2

BM O

BETH 5203

Ethics and Public Health

6CP

2

BM O

BETH 5204

Clinical Ethics

6CP

1

BM O

BETH 5205

Ethics and Mental Health

6CP

2

BM O

BETH 5207

Arts in Health

6CP

2

BM

BETH 5301

Research Project A

6CP

N/A

P

BETH 5302

Research Project B

6CP

N/A

P

MMHU 6902

Independent Study

6CP

1,2

P

MMHU 6910

Narrative, Literature and Medicine

6CP

2

B O

MMHU 6913

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

6CP

1

B O

PSYC 5012

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 Unit

 

 

 

 

BETH 5101

Introduction to Ethical Reasoning 

6CP

1

B O

 

 

 

 

 

 Additional

 Any 2 of the following
 core units

 

 

 

BETH 5000

Critical Concepts in Bioethics 

6CP

2

B O

BETH 5102

Philosophy of Medicine

6CP

1

B O

BETH 5103

Biomedicine and Society 

6CP

2

B O

BETH 5104

Bioethics, Law and Society

6CP

1

BM O

 Electives

 

 

 

 

BETH 5201

Ethics and Biotechnology:
Genes and Stem Cells

6CP

1

B O

BETH 5202

Human and Animal Research Ethics

6CP

2

BM O

BETH 5203

Ethics and Public Health

6CP

2

BM O

BETH 5204

Clinical Ethics

6CP

1

BM O

BETH 5205

Ethics and Mental Health

6CP

2

BM O

 Key

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