Center for Human Bioethics
Melbourne, Victoria 3800
M.A.- Bioethics by Coursework;, Grad. Dip.- Bioethics
The course aims to give students a clear understanding of current philosophical views about the nature of ethics, including the role that reason can play in ethical debates; broad familiarity with the major ethical approaches to decisions about right and wrong; skills that enable them to think critically about key issues in some of the most controversial areas of bioethics, eg life-and-death decisions in health care, and issues relating to patient autonomy and confidentiality; and the ability to apply what they have learnt to practical questions in bioethics, so as to reach a coherently thought-out decision that can be explained to others and defended in writing.