Credit points


Minimum duration

2 years part-time.

Approved locations

  • Brisbane
  • Melbourne
  • North Sydney
  • Online


Not offered 2022

EFTSL value of units : All 10 cp units in this course have an EFTSL value of 0.125. Units with a 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 Philosophy (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 :Refer to your relevant Tertiary Admission Centre website for future years' entry requirements.

Completion requirements

To qualify for the Graduate Certificate in Philosophy (Healthcare Ethics), a student must complete 40 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings, consisting of:

a. 10 cp from Core Units (Part A); and

b. 30 cp from Elective Units (Part B).

Part A : Core Units

Complete exactly 10 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
PHIL511Philosophy and the Moral Life10

Part B : Electives

Complete exactly 30 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
PHIL508Healthcare Ethics and the Law10
PHIL509Catholic Healthcare: Ethos and Challenges10
PHIL512Clinical Ethics10
PHIL513Ethical Perspectives on Mental Illness10
PHIL514Healthcare and the Human Person10
PHIL515Topics in Bioethics10
PHIL516Public Health Ethics10
PHIL517Directed Study in Bioethics10

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