Acquaints students with ethical issues involved in the practice of psychology in research and professional contexts. Material covered includes ethics of research and practice, professional issues (Registration Board, APS, etc) and legal matters. Involves an examination of confidentiality, the nature of the relationship with clients, and suicide.
This unit spans sessions 1 and 2. The first session will focus primarily on issues related to research ethics and session 2 will primarily focus on professional issues.
Session 1 topics include:
Introduction to the APS code of Ethics
The role of ethics committees
National protocols related to research with human and animal participants
Ethical issues in research (informed consent, confidentiality, anonymity, protection and safety, use of deception, recruitment processes and debriefing). Conduct of research which involve indigenous people or topics
Session 2 topics include:
Ethical issues in professional practice
Registration boards and Colleges in the APS
Nature and limitations of the relationship with clients
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||Identify and resolve ethical dilemmas in relation to psychological research||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||Prepare a research ethics application||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||Analyse ethical dilemmas in relation to the APS Code of Ethics||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||Explain the ethical issues which arise in relation to confidentiality, professional and client relationships and suicide||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||Analyse the guidelines for the research and practice in relation to vulnerable populations||Cultural competence|
|6||Describe the role of registration boards and the APS||Knowledge of a discipline|
|7||Describe the functions and structure of APS||Knowledge of a discipline|
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Teaching and assessment
|ethics approval for a research project||SR|
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