This capstone unit aims to develop the ethical and critical thinking needed to inform best clinical practice and is divided into 2 parts: i) An introduction to key ethical concepts and methods of ethical analysis relevant to health care practice and research which runs over the first 4 weeks ii) Students will then conduct a critical appraisal of a clinically-based question relating to key research milestones in paediatric medicine The unit brings together topics covered in other stream specific units in the MMED (Child and Adolescent Health) with critical appraisal and basic epidemiology.
students will spend approx 10 hours/week (x 13 weeks) engaging in case-based learning, incl. online discussion around formulating a question for literature review, self-directed literature search and literature appraisal. regular access to an internet connected computer is vital.
1 x 1,000-1,200 word ethics assignment (20%); 4 x ethics discussion board posts (10%) and 1 x 3000-4,000 wd critical appraisal written work (70%)
Staff from the Centre for Values, Ethics and the Law in Medicine will be involved in the ethics components of this Unit of Study
CEPI5100 and 18 credit points of stream specific units of study in any of PAED5000 or PAED5001 or PAED5002, or PAED5003 or PAED5004 or PAED5006 or PAED5007 or PAED5008 or PMED5100 or PMED5101 or PMED5102 or PMED5103Prohibitions
BETH5208 or CRIT5008