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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Course

This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Arts

Managing facultyArts
Abbreviated titleMBioeth
CRICOS code038569A
Standard duration of study (years)2 years FT, 4 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Clayton)
Contact details

Course coordinator

Associate Professor Justin Oakley


  • Minimum candidature is one year full-time or two years part-time.


This research program focuses on ethical issues raised by medicine and the biomedical sciences. It will be of interest to health care professionals, teachers in the health care field, and those with a general interest in the area. Areas of research strength include ethical issues in patient care, the ethics of clinical trials, ethical problems of resource allocation, medical end-of-life decisions, new reproductive technologies, nursing ethics, surrogacy, disability and discrimination, moral psychology and moral development.

Research component

100 per cent


Students undertake a program of research under supervision and submit a thesis.


Candidates submit a thesis of 30,000 to 40,000 words.


Master of Bioethics