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Undergraduate | MAQ-PHIX2060 | 2024

Bioethics and Biotechnology

Course information for 2024 intake

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Study method
100% online
Subject may require attendance
Start dates
22 July 2024,
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Entry requirements
Prior study needed
18 weeks

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Bioethics and Biotechnology

About this subject

  • On successful completion of this subject, you will be able to

    1. demonstrate a sound understanding of the major ethical issues posed by specific biotechnological advances.
    2. analyse and critically evaluate relevant case studies and scientific contexts, as well as theories and arguments in the relevant literature.
    3. develop and apply skills and concepts involved in ethical reasoning and argumentation to past, current and future controversies in biotechnological and other sciences
    4. construct sound arguments in support of your own ethical positions, judgements and values.
    5. Express in written communication with improved clarity of thought, expression, and argumentation.

Entry requirements

Prior study

You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:

one of


NCCW (pre-2020 units) CBMS807, ELS860, PHIL260, PHL260
40cp at 1000 level or above
NCCW (2020 and onwards)
PHIL2060 Bioethics and Biotechnology
MOLS8002 Bioethics and Biotechnology

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL

This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

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What to study next?

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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Bachelor of Arts

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