Faculty of Arts

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitCentre for Human Bioethics
OfferedClayton First semester 2014 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2014 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Associate Professor Justin Oakley (First semester); Dr Ryan Tonkens (Second semester)


Previously coded CHB4215


This unit requires students to complete an original supervised research paper on a bioethical topic of their own choice. In the paper, students are required to articulate and defend a line of ethical reasoning or argument on their chosen topic. While not a general requirement, some topics may allow scope for a limited amount of original empirical research. Students will be allocated a supervisor on the basis of their research proposal, and should meet with their supervisor on a regular basis throughout the semester.


Research outline: 1000 words (10%)
Research paper: 8000 words (90%)

Chief examiner(s)

Associate Professor Justin Oakley (First semester)
Dr Ryan Tonkens (Second semester)


APG4393 and two of APG4394, APG4714, APG4717 or equivalents

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