Examines the complex interrelationship between health law and ethics. Students are introduced to the Australian legal system and the legal processes, principles, legislation and actions that impact on health care professionals and health care institutions. In addition, emerging issues and trends in health law and ethics will be explored.
Topic 1 Introduction to applied ethics
Topic 2 Introduction to legal processes and health law
Topic 3 Human rights, law and bioethics
Topic 4 Consent and confidentiality
Topic 5 Legal and ethical issues during the lifecycle
Topic 6 Professional practice and responsibilities
Topic 7 Mapping the issues in public health law and ethics
Topic 8 Future challenges in public health law and ethics
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||critically discuss the role of government in public health law and practice||Intellectual rigour|
|2||examine cultural perspectives on health and ethics||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice||Cultural competence|
|3||identify, discuss and apply appropriate legal and ethical principles to specific situations in health care services and professional practice in maintaining quality and safety of individuals||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice|
|4||critically discuss emerging challenges and issues in ethics, health law, and public health care||Ethical practice|
|5||identify the ethical standards and ethical competencies expected of a health professional||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice|
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2016 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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