This unit of study introduces students to ethics and law in relation to the Australian health system. The unit takes an interdisciplinary approach to exploring fundamental ethical principles in relation to health and health services. It also provides a basic introduction to legal aspects of health and healthcare. Topics of focus include mental health, health complaints, reproductive technologies, the start and end of life, disability, public health and genetic technology. Students will develop their own ethical thinking and an understanding of professionally acceptable behaviours appropriate to practice in a wide range of disciplines and health professions, including policy and administration. Learning is interactive and scenarios are used as discussion points to develop ethical thinking. Students will develop a written or multimedia research project based on an ethical and legal issue of their choosing.
|Academic unit||Health Sciences|
|48 credit points of units|
At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:
Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.
Key dates through the academic year, including teaching periods, census, payment deadlines and exams.
Enrolment, course planning, fees, graduation, support services, student IT
Code of Conduct for Students, Conditions of Enrollment, University Privacy Statement, Academic Integrity
Academic appeals process, special consideration, rules and guidelines, advice and support
Policy register, policy search
Scholarships, interest free loans, bursaries, money management
Learning Centre, faculty and school programs, Library, online resources
Student Centre, counselling & psychological services, University Health Service, general health and wellbeing