INTRODUCTION TO BIOETHICS AND HEALTH CARE
Credit points: 15
Within this subject, students will be introduced to key ethical and bioethical principles (Module 1), issues and decisions encountered within the clinical context (Module 2), and more broadly within the public health arena (Module 3) that effect patients, families, health care staff and health care organisations. Students will initially 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 practitioners, nurses, dentists and medical professionals. Bioethical issues effecting health care organisations, administrators and government policy will also be considered.
FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorLindsay Carey
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG
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Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLindsay Carey
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
One 1.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
|One 1,000-word individual reading review (Module 1).||40|
|One 1,000-word seminar presentation (Module 2).||20|
|One 1,500-word final essay (Module 3).||40|