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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 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 affecting 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 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

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Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

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Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. List, define and distinguish bioethical principles.
02. Describe, explain and analyse public health bioethical issues utilising bioethic principles.
03. Describe, explain and analyse public health bioethical issues utilising bioethical principles.
04. Utilise bioethical principles to assist the assessment of clinical and public health care decision making.
05. Analyse the utility and limitations of bioethical principles plus synthesise options and possible solutions/policies to address contemporary issues.

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