Events and News

Deakin Bioethics is pleased to host regular events and short courses that may be of interest to students, practicing clinicians and fellow academics. Check back here to see what events we have coming up soon.

Undergraduate units of study at Deakin coordinated by the Deakin Bioethics team:

  • HMM105 Applied Ethics: This unit introduces you to the theoretical foundations of applied ethics, including core ethical concepts and principles and commonly applied theories. You will learn how to apply ethical principles and frameworks in the analysis of contemporary and emerging issues, so as to evaluate and discuss real world dilemmas. You will complete a five-week block of applied ethics training, using a case-based approach to explore the foundations of ethical theory. In week 6, you will select and follow a set of weekly topic modules that comprise a topic stream. Streams will include: Health, Genomics and genetic medicine, Reproduction, Technology, and Psychology. The knowledge and skills acquired through completion of this unit will equip you to engage with ethical issues that arise in your future studies or professional careers.

Postgraduate units of study at Deakin coordinated by the Deakin Bioethics team:

  • HME711 Health Law and Ethics: The unit aims to equip students with the skills to manage ethical and legal issues that may arise in the context of health service delivery in Australia. It presents an overview of current legislation governing Australia’s multifaceted healthcare system and of contemporary ethical issues in health service delivery. Students in the Unit will examine the application of legal and ethical principles in the context of operational decisions in healthcare.Students will be introduced to the underlying concepts, values, and principles of health law and ethics, and learn to apply these in the analysis of issues and in the resolution of dilemmas in professional decision-making and policy-making. Topics covered will include ethical theory and Australian health law; confidentiality, privacy and consent; justice in resource allocation; professional issues such as conflicts of interest, competency, and reporting obligations; complaints, negligence, and liability; management of novel or emerging ethicolegal issues; professional boards and ethical governance mechanisms.

More units coming soon!

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