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Monash University Handbook 2011 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 titleGradCertResEth
CRICOS code069112M
Total credit points required24
Standard duration of study (years)0.5 years FT, 1 year PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Caulfield, Clayton)
Admission, fee and application details
Course coordinator

Dr Linda Barclay


The course outlines general ethical frameworks, along with specific ethical principles underpinned by those frameworks, in the context of current developments in the ethical oversight of research on humans.


Students completing this course will have:

  • an ability to recognise, analyse and evaluate ethical arguments
  • an improved awareness and understanding of ethical considerations and issues relevant to research on humans
  • an understanding of ethical frameworks and principles with which they can analyse and evaluate issues in research ethics
  • improved skills in conducting ethical oversight of research on humans.


This course consists of two level four 12-point units.


Student complete:


Graduate Certificate in Research Ethics