Credit points: 15

Subject outline

All nurses are expected to work within a professional Code of Ethics and all researchers are expected to work within a framework of ethical conduct. You will explore the many aspects of ethical conduct embedded in everyday practice and the specific challenges of ensuring people in our care are protected from harm, coercion and that confidentiality is maintained.

SchoolSchool of Nursing & Midwifery

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJulie Ellis

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in the following course HMNSCO and have passed NSG4FIR


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsNursing & Midwifery Research (5th Edit).RecommendedSchneider, Z., Whitehead, D., LoBiondo-Wood, G. & Haber, J. (2016).Elsevier.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Articulate the major ethical considerations for the provision of clinical care and for research on humans.

Online activity. Literature searching using a range of sources of evidence.

02. Identify and explain strategies to ensure the ethical rights of humans are maintained in practice and in research.

Online activity. Undertake an analysis of a contemporary nursing research ethics in practice.

03. Identify and explain the major ethical values that can be applied to assess ethical integrity in practice and research.

Online activity. Critically apply social/ethical theory to a contested area of contemporary practice.

04. Ability to plan a research study with consideration of all the ethical responsibilities of the researcher.

Review and/or prepare a human research ethics proposal.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Online, 2018, Teaching Session 4, Online


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJulie Ellis

Class requirements

Evidence Based Learning Week: 23 - 28
One 150.0 hours evidence based learning per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 23 to week 28 and delivered via online.
"150 hours of directed and self directed online learning."


Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1,500-word written task (or equivalent).30 01, 02, 03, 04
One 2,000-word examination (or equivalent).40 01, 02, 03, 04
One multimedia and digital presentation, using specified media (equiv of 1,500 words).30 01, 02, 03, 04