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ATS1264: Ethics, health and justice

Faculty of Arts

Ethics, health and justice

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The unit investigates how the law and public policy should respond to contemporary advances in biomedical technologies. The unit focuses on core topics in bioethics to explore the implications of the concepts of justice, discrimination and responsibility for how access to and uses of biomedical technologies should be regulated. Topics discussed may include: reproductive technologies; organ transplantation; genetic testing; advances in neurosciences; and artificial intelligence in healthcare.


1 - Exercise/s - 15% 2 - Analytical exercise - 15% 3 - Essay - 35% 4 - Take home final assessment - 35%


Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

Global challenges

Our Strategic Plan, Impact 2030, charts the path for how Monash will actively respond to climate change, preserving geopolitical security and fostering thriving communities over the next decade. Read more

This unit covers content related to the following Global Challenges:

Thriving Communities

Sustainable development goals

Adopted by the UN Member States in 2015, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), are an urgent call for action by all countries - developed and developing - in a global partnership. Read more

This unit covers content related to the following SDGs:

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