Intensive Bioethics Course

  • The Centre’s annual Intensive Bioethics Course is in its 30th year in 2014. Several hundred Australian and international health professionals have taken part in our course. Many Research Ethics Committees delegate some of their members to this sought-after event, and members of clinical ethics committees, as well as health professionals from many fields have also attended.

    The course outlines general ethical frameworks, along with specific ethical principles underpinned by those frameworks, in the context of current developments in biotechnology, clinical practice, and the ethical oversight of research on humans.


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

    Dates: Sunday, November 30th to Friday, December 5, 2014.
    Location: In 2014: To be announced soon
    Program: 2014 programme available soon
    Cost: $2415.00 inc. GST in 2013. The course fee includes 5 days’ accommodation, all meals, course materials and tuition.
    Transport: Transport between Melbourne and Alexandra will be arranged for those who require it. A separate transport fee will apply.  (The coach transport we arrange will depart from Melbourne Airport at 12:30 p.m. and Southern Cross Bus and Coach Station at 1:30 p.m. on December 1.  On December 6, it will arrive back to Melbourne airport at approximately 5:30 p.m. and to Southern Cross at approximately 6:30 p.m..)
    Register: Register for the course

    Course content enquiries:            Professor Michael Selgelid or Dr. Ryan Tonkens (
    Application and e-Cart enquiries: Arts Student Services


    Further Studies

    Participants who complete the Intensive Bioethics Course may receive credit (upon entry) towards a postgraduate coursework program in bioethics at Monash 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 one of the two units involved in the Graduate Certificate in Research Ethics–or  for one of the six units (excluding APG4393 or APG5393) required for the Master of Bioethics (if qualified/admitted). 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... Read more
  • The 2012 Intensive Bioethics Course was an engaging and rewarding experience for participants. The program was run over 5 days at the Stonelea Country Estate, Alexandra. Read More... Read more