ETHICS AND PROFESSIONAL ISSUES IN PSYCHOLOGY

PSY4EPI

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject helps you learn about professional and ethical issues that may arise in work as a psychologist or a helping professional. The topics include the contributions of some key professional organisations to the work of psychologists and health practitioners, ethical principles, professional and community standards, current relevant legal frameworks, and approaches to making ethical decisions.  You will learn a method for systematically making ethical decisions considering the professional context, by applying an ethical decision-making model to specific cases.

SchoolPsychology and Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRebecca Flower

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesYou will complete a series of online modules which include audiovisual presentations and associated activities, such as working through case scenarios and conducting WebQuests. They will help you become confident in navigating websites for psychologists and helping professionals.  You will complete a series of journals in which you will comment on what you are discovering in the modules and the WebQuests.  You will also meet with your class for a workshop during which students will work on case scenarios and materials to put the ideas into practice. Learning activities also include quizzes to assist in your learning and assess how much you have learned.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsPSY4HOX AND PSY4HNA AND PSY4HOC AND PSY4HNB

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementCompletion of 360 cps if enrolled in the Bachelor of Psychology (Hon) course.

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

COMMUNICATION - Cultural Intelligence and Global Perspective
DISCIPLINE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Ethical and Social Responsibility

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Access information about and describe the aims and functions of key organisations that have relevance to the psychology discipline and profession.
02. Apply ethical principles, a professional code of ethics and a broad ethical decision-making model to specific cases.
03. Describe a range of legal issues relevant to psychologists.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2021, LTU Term 5, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRebecca Flower

Class requirements

WorkShopWeek: 42 - 42
One 3.00 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 42 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
Also V/C. Preparing for Job Applications and Interviews (Thursday)

WorkShopWeek: 38 - 38
One 3.00 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 38 to week 38 and delivered via video conference.
EPI workshop (Thursday)

WorkShopWeek: 37 - 37
One 3.00 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 37 to week 37 and delivered via video conference.
PG information (Thursday)

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Reflective journals (800 word equivalent)

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO3

800 word equivalent

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

2,000 words equivalent

N/ACentral examIndividualNo60 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Bendigo, 2021, LTU Term 5, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRebecca Flower

Class requirements

WorkShopWeek: 42 - 42
One 3.00 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 42 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
Also V/C. Preparing for Job Applications and Interviews (Thursday)

WorkShopWeek: 38 - 38
One 3.00 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 38 to week 38 and delivered via video conference.
EPI workshop (Thursday)

WorkShopWeek: 37 - 37
One 3.00 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 37 to week 37 and delivered via video conference.
PG information (Thursday)

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Reflective journals (800 word equivalent)

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO3

800 word equivalent

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

2,000 words equivalent

N/ACentral examIndividualNo60 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, LTU Term 5, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRebecca Flower

Class requirements

WorkShopWeek: 42 - 42
One 3.00 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 42 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
Also V/C. Preparing for Job Applications and Interviews (Thursday)

WorkShopWeek: 38 - 38
One 3.00 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 38 to week 38 and delivered via video conference.
EPI workshop (Thursday)

WorkShopWeek: 37 - 37
One 3.00 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 37 to week 37 and delivered via video conference.
PG information (Thursday)

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Reflective journals (800 word equivalent)

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO3

800 word equivalent

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

2,000 words equivalent

N/ACentral examIndividualNo60 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

On-Line, 2021, LTU Term 5, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRebecca Flower

Class requirements

WorkShopWeek: 42 - 42
One 3.00 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 42 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
Also V/C. Preparing for Job Applications and Interviews (Thursday)

WorkShopWeek: 38 - 38
One 3.00 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 38 to week 38 and delivered via video conference.
EPI workshop (Thursday)

WorkShopWeek: 37 - 37
One 3.00 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 37 to week 37 and delivered via video conference.
PG information (Thursday)

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Reflective journals (800 word equivalent)

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO3

800 word equivalent

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

2,000 words equivalent

N/ACentral examIndividualNo60 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3