This unit will facilitate students to critically review the ethical issues that underlie the delivery of healthcare. Students will explore: dominant theoretical approaches to ethical reasoning in the clinical context; key ethical concepts in the clinical encounter (such as consent, professionalism and confidentiality); major contexts in which ethical issues arise in clinical practice; and the role of clinical ethics consultation. The unit will also consider specific issues and populations within clinical practice, such as ethical aspects of healthcare at the beginning and end of life.
4 x 8hr Intensives or Online only. Attendance is compulsory if enrolled in face-to-face mode.
1 x 1500 word case study (30%); 1 x 2500 word essay (50%); continuous assessment (short weekly tasks) (10%); 2 x 400 word Short Tasks (10%)
All readings are accessed online via elearning.
If an insufficient number of students opt to attend seminars on campus, the coordinator may choose to teach this unit of study in online mode only. Students will be contacted if this occurs.