The bioethics specialisation provides you with the opportunity to explore and analyse ethical questions that arise in the inter-related areas of biomedical science, technology, and human health. You’ll have the opportunity to address many modern-day bioethical questions on topics such as organ transplantation ethics, cloning and genomics, the distribution of medical resources, physician assisted suicide and euthanasia, as well as ethical questions regarding freedom of conscience and human dignity. You will work with internationally recognised leaders in the field to further develop your ethical understanding and credentials.

Career opportunities

Graduates with a bioethics specialisation may seek to pursue careers in:

  • ethics consultancy
  • biomedical research
  • health care
  • aged care
  • academia and research
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Completion requirements

A specialisation consists of 80cp.

Complete exactly 80 credit points from the following:

  • PHIL511Philosophy and the Moral Life10 CP

    PHIL511 Philosophy and the Moral Life is a required foundation unit for this specialisation.

  • PHIL517Directed Study in Bioethics10 CP
  • BETH621Bioethics Project A10 CP
  • BETH622Bioethics Project B20 CP
  • PHIL621The Problem of Evil10 CP
  • PHIL623Healthcare Ethics: Principles in Practice10 CP
  • PHIL624The Philosophy of Justice and Community10 CP
  • PHIL625Virtue in the Ethical Life10 CP
  • THCT611Issues in Christian Ethics10 CP
  • THCT612Catholic Sexual Ethics10 CP
  • THCT613Foundations of Social Justice10 CP

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