Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.
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This subject is not offered in 2014.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 24 hrs; One 2 hour seminar per week |
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This subject is intended to be accessible to students who have no specific background knowledge related to ethics or public health. Generic academic skills are required.
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|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
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This subject introduces students to the study of bioethics, theoretical frameworks of public health ethics and some major ethical issues relevant to public health and healthcare provision. It explores these issues from the perspective of individuals, communities and those concerned with healthcare policy and practice.
Topics include: introduction to ethical theory; justice and health (e.g. allocation of healthcare resources, human research, health as human right, global health justice, disability); the individual within society (donation and transplantation of human biological materials, immunization, pandemics, markets in healthcare); choices at the extremes of life (e.g. abortion, population growth control, euthanasia). Students will be introduced to theoretical frameworks for thinking about moral problems and learn moral concepts and approaches for the analysis of key debates. Theoretical concepts will include: moral status, moral intuition, human dignity, futility, autonomy, justice, solidarity, and universalism in bioethics.
The broad goals of this subject are to
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No prescribed text. Students will have access to electronic copies of relevant readings.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Students undertaking this subject should acquire:
Master of Health Social Sciences |
Master of Public Health
Health Social Sciences |
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