BIOETHICS AND HEALTH CARE

PHE5BHC

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Within this subject students will focus upon bioethical principles (Module 1), issues and decisions within the clinical context (Module 2) and the public health arena (Module 3) that affect patients, families, health care staff and health care organisations. Students will initailly explore traditional ethical foundations but predominantly focus on more contemporary bioethical principles. Bioethical issues relevant to clinical and public health contexts will be discussed, exploring a number of practical examples (eg: organ transplantation, euthanasia, etc), as well as the professional role of allied health practioners, nurses, dentists and medical professionals. Bioethical issues affecting health care organisations, administrators and government policy will also be considered.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorLindsay Carey

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. List, define and distinguish bioethical principles.

Activities:
Complete module 1, lit review and assignment.

02. Describe, explain and analyse public health bioethical issues utilising bioethic principles.

Activities:
Complete module 2, lit review and assignment. Attend and present student seminar and discussion.

03. Describe, explain and analyse public health bioethical issues utilising bioethical principles.

Activities:
Complete module 3. Attend and present student seminar and discussion.

04. Utilise bioethical principles to assit the assessment of clinical and public health care decision making.

Activities:
Complete module 1, 2 and 3. Attend and present student seminar and discussion plus essay assignment.

05. Analyse the utility and limitations of bioethical principles plus synthesize options and possible solutions/policies to address contemporary issues.

Activities:
Complete module 1, 2 and 3. Attend and present student seminar and discussion plus essay assignment.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLindsay Carey

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1,000-word module 1 individual reading review20 01
One 1,000-word module 2 individual reading review20 01
One 1,000-word module 3 individual (blended learning) social-media seminar presentation20 02, 03
One 1,500-word essay40 04, 05

Online, 2018, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLindsay Carey

Class requirements

Scheduled Online Class
One 40.0 hours scheduled online class per study period and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1,000-word module 1 individual reading review20 01
One 1,000-word module 2 individual reading review20 01
One 1,000-word module 3 individual (blended learning) social-media seminar presentation20 02, 03
One 1,500-word essay40 04, 05