Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2013:September, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: The total class time is between 24 and 26 hours. |
Total Time Commitment: Not available
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||
Applicants without legal qualifications should note that subjects are offered in the discipline of law at an advanced graduate level. While every effort will be made to meet the needs of students trained in other fields, concessions will not be made in the general level of instruction or assessment. Most subjects assume the knowledge usually acquired in a degree in law (LLB, JD or equivalent). Applicants should note that admission to some subjects in the Melbourne Law Masters will be dependent upon the individual applicant’s educational background and professional experience.
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
The Melbourne Law Masters welcomes applications from students with disabilities. The inherent academic requirements for study in the Melbourne Law Masters are:
Students who feel their disability will inhibit them from meeting these inherent academic requirements are encouraged to contact the Disability Liaison Unit: www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
For more information, contact the Melbourne Law Masters office.
The curve of all technology is exponentially increasing: biotechnology, neurotechnologies, information technology and nanotechnology. The next decade is likely to see more profound advances in the medical and biological sciences than have ever occurred. Synthetic biology is just one example. These will present both unprecedented opportunities for the promotion of human health and well-being, but also unique threats and risks to human health, society and the environment. They will raise profound questions of justice and regulation. How we decide ethically to use technology, science and medicine will become more important questions than how we go about discovering more about the causal structure of the world. This subject aims to provide a basic toolkit and skills to engage in deeper ethical reflection about advances in the biological and neurosciences. Professor Julian Savulescu is Director of the Centre for Practical Ethics, the Oxford Centre for Neuroethics and the Institute for Science and Ethics, University of Oxford. He is editor of the Journal of Medical Ethics and is a recognised world leader in medical ethics.
Principal topics will include:
A student who has successfully completed this subject should:
5-minute oral presentation and 10-minute questions (in class) (5%)
10,000 word research paper (95%) (16 December) on a topic approved by the subject coordinator
Core subject materials will be provided free of charge to all students. Some subjects require further texts to be purchased. Visit the Melbourne Law Masters website for more information about this subject.
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Links to further information:||http://www.law.unimelb.edu.au/subject/LAWS70259/2013|
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