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Monash University

Graduate Certificate in Bioethics

Course code: 3761 ~ Course abbreviation: GradCertBioeth ~ Total credit points required: 24 ~ 0.5 years full-time, 1 year part-time ~ Managing faculty: Arts

Study mode and course location

On-campus (Clayton)

Off-campus (Clayton)

Course description

This course provides suitably qualified people with an opportunity to gain knowledge and skills in bioethics. It also provides those who wish to proceed into the Graduate Diploma in Bioethics with an introduction to theoretical frameworks and current issues in bioethics.

Course objectives

Students completing this course will have: 1. a familiarity with diverse aspects of the academic discipline; 2. a familiarity with the world view of the field of study; 3. a familiarity with 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. developed sound analytical skills; 7. developed the ability to use relevant technology such as databases, information management systems and search engines effectively.

Course structure

Course requirements

The course requires completion of any two units (a total of 24 points), chosen from the following:


Students successfully completing a Graduate Certificate in Bioethics with average grades of credit or above are eligible to apply for entry into the Graduate Diploma in Bioethics and receive exemptions with credit for the corresponding units in the graduate diploma course.

Course coordinator

Dr Rob Sparrow