Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 5 x 7 hour sessions; 35 hrs (taught over 5 Saturdays over the semester) |
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||-|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||505-400/505-500 Health, ethics and society|
|Core Participation Requirements:||-|
CoordinatorAssoc Prof Lynn Gillam, Assoc Prof Marilys Guillemin
Centre for Health & Society
Academic Programs Office
Melbourne School of Population Health
Tel: +61 3 8344 9339
Fax: +61 3 8344 0824
|Subject Overview:||This subject introduces and critically examines standard conceptual approaches to health ethics and provides an introduction to conceptual approaches within other relevant disciplines. Through the employment of these different conceptual approaches, the subject challenges students to identify and critically analyse issues in professional health care practice and policy. The subject uses narratives from medicine, nursing and allied health to encourage students to explore the ethical dimensions of health care using the different disciplinary tools. |
In this subject, we discuss standard approaches in health ethics to a variety of issues. For each, we will also examine intersections with other disciplinary approaches, and so explore new and different ways of looking at the issues. This approach takes the subject into relatively new territory in health care ethics. Throughout the course, a common theme will be the nexus between theory and practice. Opportunities for students to reflect on their own experience and professional practice will be built in.
|Objectives:||It is intended that students completing this subject will: |
|Prescribed Texts:||Students will have access to electronic copies of relevant readings.|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Generic Skills:||Upon completion of this subject a student should have gained the following skills: |
Master of Health Social Sciences |
Postgraduate Diploma in Health Social Sciences
Social Health |
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