This capstone unit aims to develop the ethical and critical thinking needed to inform best clinical practice and is divided into 2 parts: starting with an introduction to key ethical concepts and methods of ethical analysis relevant to health care practice and research which runs over the first 4 weeks; Students will then conduct a critical appraisal of a clinically based question relating to key research milestones in paediatric medicine. The unit brings together topics covered in other stream specific units in the MMED (Paeds) with critical appraisal and basic epidemiology.
Students will spend approx 10 hours/week (x 13 weeks) engaging in case-based learning, incl. online discussion around formulating a question for literature review, self-directed literature search and literature appraisal. Regular access to an internet connected computer is vital.
1 x 1,000-1,200 wd ethics assignment (20%); 4 x ethics discussion board posts (10%) and 1 x 3000-4,000 wd critical appraisal written work (70%)
Staff from the Centre for Values, Ethics and the Law in Medicine will be involved in the ethics components of this Unit of Study
CEPI5100 and 18 credit points of stream specific units of studyCo-requisites
Students who commence after 01 January 2016 are required to complete the Blackboard Academic Honesty Education Module. It is recommended that this is completed as soon as possible after enrolment into your first unit of StudyProhibitions
BETH5208 or CRIT5008