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Area/Catalogue
HLTH 2004

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
011538

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
Yes

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Timetable/s

Second Semester
(Study Period 5)

Course aim

To provide students with an overview of the principles and application of bioethics particularly as they pertain to the relevant biotechnology professions.

Course content

Philosophy of bioethics; philosophical frameworks applied to ethical issues in bioethics; bioethical aspects of genetic engineering, IVF, cloning and manipulation of organisms; animals in experimentation; vaccination; ethical considerations at the beginning and end of the human life span; bioethics of environmental concerns such as genetically-modified GM crops.

Textbook(s)

Veatch, Robert M 2012, The Basis of Bioethics, 3rd Edn, Pearson Education, Sydney

Prerequisite(s)

Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
Group 1
BIOL 1041 Introduction to Nutrition and Food Sciences
Group 2
HLTH 1025 Health and Society

Students choose one of the above courses for their pre-requisites.

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Directed Study 13 weeks x -

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Assignment 750 words 15% -
Assignment 2000 words 60% -
Online discussion - 25% -

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.1250
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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Course Coordinators

School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences

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