Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.
|Dates & Locations:
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:Term 3, Parkville - Taught online/distance.
PLEASE NOTE, THE TERM 2 AND TERM 4 2016 TEACHING AVAILABILITIES ARE CANCELLED.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Contact Hours: 30 hours
Total Time Commitment:
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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.
CoordinatorMr Julian Koplin
Currently enrolled students:
This subject explores the ethical issues that may arise at the end of life. Beginning with a multidisciplinary exploration of the concept of the end of life, students will investigate a number of longstanding as well as emerging issues that confront individuals, families, professionals and societies. Students will consider the implications of making decisions in various domains at different stages of the end of life, as well as the potential role of families, friends, carers, health professionals, lawyers, other professionals and policy makers in such decision making.
The subject will focus in particular on the role and responsibilities of professionals working with people preparing for or at the end of their lives. Topics may include historical and cultural perspectives on mortality and the end of life; justice in the distribution of resources at the end of life; the concept of a "good death" and euthanasia; determination of death and deceased donation of organs and tissues; and end-of life care planning and decision-making.
The curriculum for this subject will engage with art as a medium for reflection on ethical issues. Throughout the subject, students will explore a number of artworks independently and with their peers in exercises designed to foster skills in observation, interpretation, and analysis as well emotional engagement.
On completion of this subject, students will be able to:
Students will have access to electronic copies of relevant readings.
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Students will be provided with the opportunity to practice and reinforce:
Graduate Certificate in Ageing
Graduate Certificate in Rehabilitation Science
Graduate Diploma in Ageing
Graduate Diploma in Rehabilitation Science
Master of Advanced Nursing
Master of Ageing
Master of Public Administration
Master of Public Administration (Enhanced)
Master of Public Health
Master of Rehabilitation Science
Specialist Certificate in Ageing
100 Point Master of Public Policy and Management
150 Point Master of Public Policy and Management
200 Point Master of Public Policy and Management
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