Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
The Graduate Certificate in Bioethics explores major societal issues in relation to new technologies in medicine, science, law, politics, and philosophy. This program is designed for professional people who require a strong foundation for bioethical decision-making. This necessitates integrating theory and practice. The program provides the basis for understanding debates within clinical, legal, philosophical and theological bioethics. Contemporary bioethics explores issues that have been debated for centuries. However, scientific developments in the middle of the twentieth century, exploded into the multitude of bioethical issues that we deal with today. These have included organ transplantation, genomics, abortion, assisted reproduction, euthanasia, information technology, artificial intelligence, transhumanism, and freedom of conscience. This program allows professionals from various disciplines to both learn from and engage with leading experts in this important field of study. A particular emphasis of this bioethics program is developing a community of inquiry for people working in disciplines that are regularly confronted by bioethical issues. Graduates will learn to understand and apply a structured approach to bioethical decision-making from a range of perspectives.
4 compulsory courses
Standard entry requirements
Admission to postgraduate programs requires the completion of a recognised bachelor degree and in a related field of study, such as medicine, health sciences, life sciences, law, philosophy or social sciences. Admission is considered on the bases of academic merit and any other criteria specified by the university, such as work experience, supplementary forms or interviews. Details of admission qualifications and any additional requirements are listed in the individual course descriptions. Refer to Notre Dame General Admission Criteria: https://www.notredame.edu.au/study/admission-requirements
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