INTRODUCTION TO BIOETHICS AND HEALTH CARE

PHE1IBH

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

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 affect 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 (e.g. 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.

SchoolPsychology and Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorLindsay Carey

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

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Capstone subjectNo

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Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Principles of Biomedical Ethics

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorBeauchamp T.L., Childress, J.F.

Year2012

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PublisherOUP PRESS

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Bioethics: The basics.

Resource TypeRecommended

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AuthorCampbell, Alastair V.

Year2013

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PublisherTAYLOR & FRANCIS

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

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Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
DISCIPLINE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Creativity and Innovation
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Ethical and Social Responsibility
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Leadership and Teamwork

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Knowledge. Students will be able to list, define and distinguish bioethical principles.
02. Comprehension 1. Students will be able to describe, explain and analyse clinical bioethical issues utilising bioethical principles.
03. Comprehension 2. Students will be able to describe, explain and analyse public health bioethical issues utilising bioethical principles.
04. Application. Students will be able to utilise bioethical principles to assist the assessment of clinical and public health care decision making.
05. Critical thinking/problem solving. Students will be able to analyse the utility and limitations of bioethical principles, plus synthesise options and possible solutions/policies to address contemporary issues/problems.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2020, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLindsay Carey

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One 1,000-word individual reading review (Module 1).N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1
One 1,000-word group social-media seminar presentation (Module 2).N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO2
One 1,500-word individual final essay (Module 3).N/AN/AN/ANo60 SILO1, SILO2