Master of Bioethics
Course code: 0122 ~ Course abbreviation: MBioeth ~ Total credit points required: 48 ~ 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time ~ Managing faculty: Arts
Study mode and course location
This course is particularly well suited for health care professionals and scientists who face complex ethical issues in their working lives. It is also valuable for those involved in the development of public policy and law regarding these issues, as well as for anyone who simply wishes to explore issues of public concern in greater depth.
Master of Bioethics students who have completed at least one semester of the course are eligible to apply for an annual fellowship of $9000 to work during the Australian summer as an intern in the Ethics, Trade, Human Rights and Health Law program at the World Health Organisation in Geneva. For more information, contact the course coordinator.
Students successfully completing this course will have: 1. a sound knowledge of diverse aspects of the academic discipline; 2. an understanding of the world view of the field of study; 3. a critical appreciation of the secondary literature in the field of study; 4. a familiarity with many of the key texts and cultural products pertaining to the field of study; 5. advanced reading and communication skills, both written and verbal; 6. advanced analytical skills; 7. a grasp of research methodology and ethics, and an ability to undertake a small, independent research project in one of the disciplines represented in the program.
Minimum pass grade
To graduate with the Masters, students must gain a credit (60 C) or above in core units and a minimum credit average overall.
The course requires completion of four 12-point units (a total of 48 points). There are two core units and a choice of four electives.
There are no alternative exit points from this course.
Dr Rob Sparrow