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Bachelor of Health Sciences Honours (BHSc Hons) in Bioethics & Health Law

This 1 year fulltime Honours degree in Bioethics & Health Law consists of two parts:

Part 1: Comprises the coursework component, which entails the successful completion of 4 taught courses. This constitutes 50% of the qualification mark.

Part 2: Comprises the research essay component, which consists of research methods and a written research essay. This constitutes 50% of the qualification mark.

Successful completion of the coursework and research essay will lead to the degree (qualification) of Bachelor of Health Sciences Honours (BHSc Hons) in the field of Bioethics and Health Law. Class attendance is compulsory.

Admission Requirements:

For admission into this course a minimum of 65% average in final year courses of your Bachelors degree or highest degree obtained is required to be considered as a student. This does not guarantee a place in the course as numbers are limited.

2023 UNITS DATES (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

  1. Introduction to Bioethics: (Mon 06 - Fri 10 February)
  2. Practical and Applied Health Ethics: (Mon 13 – Fri 17 March )
  3. Introduction to Health Law: (Mon 17 – Fri 21 April)
  4. Ethics in Research: (Mon 22- Fri 26 May)
  5. Research Methods: (Mon 26 – Tue 27 June)

*INTERESTED CANDIDATES ARE STRONGLY ADVISED TO APPLY TO THE FACULTY OF HEALTH SCIENCES POSTGRADUATE OFFICE BEFORE THE CLOSING DATE: 30 September 2022

More info: BHSc Honours Bioethics Brochure 2023

TEACHING VENUE:

Phillip V. Tobias Building, Ground Floor, Canteen Meeting Room 50

For more information:
Dr Cornelius Ewuoso
Tel: +27 11 717 2620
Email: Cornelius.Ewuoso@wits.ac.za

MSc Med (Bioethics and Health Law)

This two year part-time Masters degree in Bioethics & Health Law aims to train excellent graduates who display skill and proficiency in the fields of bioethics and health law. The programme includes foundational and advanced units in bioethics, health law, research ethics, and research methods, as well as a supervised research study. 

Medico-legal issues in clinical contexts, reproductive health, resource allocation, policy and public health, genetics, health rights, environmental bioethics and African values and bioethics are some topics addressed.

Admission Requirements

For admission into this course a minimum of 65% average in final year courses of your highest degree obtained is required to be considered as a student. This does not guarantee a place in the course, as numbers are limited.

 

2023 UNITS DATES (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

For 1st Year Students: 

  1. Foundations of Bioethics:  (Mon 06 - Sat 11 Feb)
  2. Foundations of Health Law: (Mon 17 – Fri 21 Apr)
  3. Advanced Health Ethics:  (Mon 05 – Fri 09 Jun)
  4. Advanced Research Ethics: (Mon 24 – Fri 28 Jul)

 

Application Closing Date: 30 September 2022
Classes commence:  6 February 2023

More info: MSc Bioethics Brochure 2023

For Returning Students:

For returning students, the Research Methods Unit will run from the 13th - 17th Feb, 2023.

Registration must be completed by the TBC Students must register for:

  1. SCMD7005, Research Methods
  2. SCMD7000, Research Report

 

TEACHING VENUE:

Phillip V. Tobias Building, Ground Floor, Canteen Meeting Room 50

FOR NEW REGISTRATIONS CONTACT:

For more information:
Lizeka Tandwa
Tel: +27 11 717 2663
Email: Lizeka.Tandwa@wits.ac.za

For Admission and Applications:
Anna Muronga
Tel: +27 11 717 72076
Email: Anna.Muronga@wits.ac.za

FOR RETURNING POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS CONTACT:

For registration processes please contact the Postgraduate Office
Mrs Palesa Khumalo                   
Tel: +27 11 717 2108
Email: Palesa.Khumalo@wits.ac.za
Website: http://www.wits.ac.za/health/faculty-services/research-and-postgraduate-offices/

 

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