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Postgraduate Diploma in Bioethics and Health Law (PGDipBHL)

  • Graduate Diploma

The Postgraduate Diploma in Bioethics and Health Law (PGDipBHL) provides a thorough grounding in bioethics and the legal aspects of health care, and explores both ethical and legal approaches to issues related to modern medicine.

Key details

Degree Type
Graduate Diploma
Course Code
PGDipBHL

About this course

The Postgraduate Diploma in Bioethics and Health Law (PGDipBHL) provides a thorough grounding in bioethics and the legal aspects of health care, and explores both ethical and legal approaches to issues related to modern medicine. This qualification is offered jointly by the Bioethics Centre and the Faculty of Law, and students are encouraged to develop an interdisciplinary approach.

There are three core papers (Theories of Biomedical Ethics; Issues in Law, Ethics and Medicine; and Law and Medicine). At least one other Law paper is required and the rest of the points are made up of further Bioethics or Law papers. The qualification exempts candidates for the degree of Master of Bioethics and Health Law from 120 points of papers.

The programme is available either full or part-time, and can be completed at a distance.

Entry requirements

  1. Admission to the programme shall be subject to the approval of the Director of the Bioethics Centre following consultation with the Bioethics Board of Studies.
  2. Every applicant shall
    1. be a graduate or possess an appropriate health professional qualification requiring at least three years of full-time tertiary study and
    2. present evidence of ability for advanced level academic study.

Study locations

Dunedin