Clinical Ethics (BETH5204)
UNIT OF STUDY
This unit will provide students with an overview of the ethical issues that underlie the delivery of healthcare. Students will explore: major conceptual models for ethical reasoning in the clinical context; key ethical concepts in the clinical encounter (such as consent, professionalism and confidentiality); major contexts in which ethical issues arise in clinical practice; and the role of clinical ethics consultation. The unit will also consider specific issues and populations within clinical practice, such as ethical aspects of healthcare at the beginning and end of life. Learning activities will include lectures (in an intensive format), facilitated discussion, case study activities, readings and weekly discussions.
Our courses that offer this unit of study
- Graduate Certificate in Bioethics
- Graduate Certificate in Clinical Epidemiology
- Graduate Diploma in Bioethics
- Graduate Diploma in Clinical Epidemiology
- Graduate Diploma in Medicine (Critical Care Medicine)
- Graduate Diploma in Medicine (Metabolic Health)
- Graduate Diploma in Medicine (Paediatric Medicine)
- Graduate Diploma in Science in Medicine (Metabolic Health)
- Master of Bioethics
- Master of Medicine (Advanced) (Critical Care Medicine)
- Master of Medicine (Advanced) (Paediatric Medicine)
- Master of Medicine (Clinical Epidemiology)
- Master of Medicine (Critical Care Medicine)
- Master of Medicine (Paediatric Medicine)
- Master of Science in Medicine (Clinical Epidemiology)
Further unit of study information
4x8hr Intensives or Distance Education (online). Attendance is compulsory if enrolled in face-to-face mode.
1x1500wd case study (30%); 1x2500wd essay (50%); continuous assessment (short weekly tasks) (10%); 'Best 3' short weekly tasks (10%).
All readings are accessed online via elearning.
Faculty/department permission required?
Study this unit outside a degree
If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.
If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.