Credit points


Minimum duration

0.5 year full-time or equivalent part-time.

Approved locations

  • ACU Online


Online through ACU Online

EFTSL value of units : All 10cp units in this course have an EFTSL value of 0.125. Units with a credit point (cp) value of a multiple of 10 have corresponding EFTSL values.

Admission requirements

An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy

To be eligible for admission to the Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Ethics, an applicant must have completed an undergraduate degree in any discipline and be either:

a. a graduate with up to three years' professional experience in business or health care (eg doctors, nurse managers, nurses, mission directors, health care administrators, psychologists, counsellors, social workers, members of ethics committees); or

b. a healthcare professional with five or more years relevant experience; or

c. a senior healthcare professional nominated by his or her employer to undertake the course.

Disclaimer: The course entry requirements above are for 2022 Admission.

Completion requirements

To qualify for the degree, a student must complete 40 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings, consisting of:

a. 40 cp Specified Units (Part A)

Part A : Specified Units

Complete exactly 40 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
PHIL511Philosophy and the Moral Life10
PHIL514Healthcare and the Human Person10
PHIL519Ethical Practice in Digital Health10
PHIL623Healthcare Ethics: Principles in Practice10

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