HS2066 - Professional Ethics in Health Management
|Student Contribution Band:
||School of Nursing, Midwifery & Nutrition (pre 2015)
This subject introduces ethical principles and theories, and explores how these may
be used to help health service managers recognise and analyse the ethical aspects
of their work. It also considers the role of professional codes of ethics, and formal
statements of human rights, in the determination of ethically acceptable practice.
The focus is on the application of ethical theory to everyday issues encountered by
managers in health care settings, in order to promote the ethical standing of their
own practices and those of co-workers.
- 1. Discuss ethical issues using the correct terminology, and explain their relationship
to legal and professional requirements; 2. Analyse ethical issues, drawing on a range
of common ethical theories;
- 3. Identify the ethical aspects of practices and problems commonly encountered in
health care contexts; 4. Identify personal standpoints on ethical aspects of practices
and problems commonly encountered in health service management contexts;
- 5. Explain how to conduct health service management functions in ways that are ethically
and professionally defensible, and that take into account formal statements of human
rights and professional codes of ethics;
- 6. Recognise ethical and unethical features of interpersonal relationships in the
- 7. Describe the requirements for creating and maintaining an ethical approach to financial
management and resource allocation; 8. Describe ways of creating and promoting an
||ADMISSION TO BACHELOR OF BUSINESS (HEALTH MANAGEMENT MAJOR): 9 CREDIT POINTS OF ANY
Study Period 2
|Census Date 28-Aug-2014
||Professor Colin Holmes
||Dr Murray Prideaux, Dr Kristin Wicking, Professor Lee Stewart, Dr Janelle Rose.
- 26 hours lectures
- 30 hours tutorials
||end of semester exam (60%); essays (15%); assignments (25%).
|Special Assessment Requirements:
||Pass grade on Assessments 2 and 3 is minimum requirement for subject pass, the cumulative
semester total on all marks amounting to 50% or more to achieve an overall pass.
Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process,
and in case
of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest