Bioethics

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

Bioethics

Master of Bioethics Coursework Pathway

Students in the courswork pathway must complete 48 credit points including:
(a) 18 credit points from core units of study; and
(b) 18 credit points from Part 1; and
(c) 12 credit points from Part 1 or Part 2

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) 18 credit points from core units of study; and
(b) 18 credit points from Part 1; and
(c) 12 credit points from Part 3

Graduate Diploma in Bioethics

Students must complete 36 credit points including:
(a) 12 credit points from core units of study; and
(b) 18 credit points from Part 1; and
(c) 6 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, excluding the capstone (Bioethics in Society BETH5103); and
(b) 6 credit points from Part 1; and
(c) 12 credit points from core units of study (excluding the capstone) or Part 1 or Part 2.

Core units

BETH5000
Methods in Bioethics
6   

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Semester 2
BETH5101
Moral Theory
6   

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Semester 1
BETH5103
Bioethics in Society
6    A BETH5101 AND BETH5000


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Semester 2

Part 1

BETH5102
Philosophy of Health
6   

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Semester 1
BETH5104
Bioethics, Law and Society
6   

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Semester 1
BETH5202
Research Ethics
6    A 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.
P 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.
N BETH5208


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Semester 2
BETH5203
Ethics and Public Health
6    N BETH5206


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Semester 2
BETH5204
Clinical Ethics
6   

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Semester 1

Part 2

BETH5202
Research Ethics
6    A 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.
P 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.
N BETH5208


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Semester 2
BETH5203
Ethics and Public Health
6    N BETH5206


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Semester 2
BETH5205
Ethics and Mental Health

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6    A Basic understanding of ethical reasoning


Students can meet with course coordinators by appointment in person or via teleconference
Semester 2
BETH5207
Creative Arts in Health
6   

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Semester 1
BETH5208
Introduction to Human Research Ethics
2    N BETH5202


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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.


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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
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Semester 1
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
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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
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Semester 1
Semester 2