New birth technologies, genetic modification of organisms, patient confidentiality and environmental concerns are some of the diverse topics explored in the field of Bioethics. There is an increasing recognition of the need to expand our understanding of the ethical issues being raised by advances in medicine, health care, science and technology and by changes in society.
The Bioethics Centre, established at the University of Otago in 1988, aims to encourage and coordinate teaching and research in ethics, to stimulate informed public debate and to provide a consultation and resource service for health professionals and others in the community. As New Zealand's only centre for applied ethics, the Centre offers you unique opportunities for undergraduate and postgraduate study in Bioethics.
- Master of Bioethics and Health Law (MBHL)
- Master of Health Sciences (MHealSc)
- Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences (PGDipHealSc)
- Graduate Diploma in Bioethics and Health Law (GDipBHL)
- Postgraduate Certificate in Health Science Endorsed in Clinical Ethics (PGCertHealSc)
- Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
See the full list of Bioethics (BITC) papers.
Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences (PGDipHealSc) endorsed in Bioethics
A candidate, with the approval of the Board of Graduate Studies in Health Sciences, may substitute alternative papers to the value of 30 points.
The Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences (PGDipHealSc) endorsed in Bioethics is available through Distance Learning.
Master of Health Sciences (MHealSc) endorsed in Bioethics
Note: A candidate, with the approval of the Bioethics Board of Studies, may substitute alternative papers to the value of 30 points.