Monash University

Postgraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2012 should refer to this course entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course.

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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
Contact details

Melva Renshaw Ph: +61 3 9905 4279 Email:

Course coordinator

Assoc. Prof. Justin Oakley


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the handbook are not available for study in the current year.


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