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 design and delivery of clinical ethics consultation. The unit will also consider specific issues and populations within clinical practice, such as the care of vulnerable populations . Learning activities will include lectures (in an intensive format), facilitated discussion, case study activities, readings and weekly discussions.
All assessments must be completed to pass this Unit.
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.