Intensive Bioethics Course

Thank you for your interest in this year’s Intensive Bioethics Course, run by the Centre for Human Bioethics at Monash University.

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The Monash Centre for Human Bioethics offers an intensive five day Course in bioethics, which is running for the 31st time in 2015! The Course consists of seminars, forums and discussions led by leading experts in bioethics. The Course outlines general ethical frameworks and specific ethical principles underpinned by those frameworks. It then proceeds to focus on application of these frameworks and principles to major topics and questions in contemporary bioethics, including end of life care and decision making, clinical ethics/ethics committees, research on humans, reproductive ethics, health care resource allocation, prenatal genetic screening, public health ethics, ethics of organ transplantation, dual use research, human embryonic stem cell research and the commodification of human gametes.

Dates: Sunday, November 29th to Friday, December 4, 2015
Location: 2015: CountryPlace, in the Dandenong Ranges (close to Melbourne, VIC)

Confirmed speakers for 2015 so far include: 

Catherine Mills, Justin Oakley, Julian Gardner, Lynn Gillam, Michael Selgelid, Loane Skene, Rob Sparrow, and Ryan Tonkens

2014 IBC Programme

2015 programme coming soon!


Cost: 2015 cost: $2948 (AUD) + GST. The course fee includes 5 nights accommodation, all meals, course materials and tuition.
Transport: Transportation will be arranged for those who require it. A separate transport fee will apply.

Online registration for 2015 IBC is NOW OPEN!!

Limited spaces available for the Course.

Registration is available HERE.

Enquiries: Please direct all enquiries to Dr. Ryan Tonkens (


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Centre for Human Bioethics staff and participants for the 2014 Intensive Bioethics Course

(Some) Participants and speakers at the conclusion of the 2007 IBC in Marysville, Vic.

(Some) Participants and speakers at the conclusion of the 2007 IBC in Marysville, Vic.


Further Studies

Participants who complete the Intensive Bioethics Course may receive 12 points credit (upon entry) towards a postgraduate coursework program in Bioethics at Monash University if they also complete a further short piece of written assessment to the required standard.  Completion of the Intensive Bioethics Course and related written assessment would allow students to receive credit for an elective unit (excluding Ethics APG5393) required for the Master of Bioethics. Participants who wish to complete written assessment will need to pay a small administrative fee via this ecart website:



  • • “Fantastic lectures, clear, engaging and diverse.” (2011) • “I have thoroughly enjoyed my time …. I have met some really wonderful people with not only professional experience but who have shared their personal experiences. I would highly recommend the course.” (2010) Read more