OT4003 - Health Law and Ethics for OT Professional Practice
|Student Contribution Band:
||College of Healthcare Sciences
This subject will critically examine legislative and ethical aspects of health service
delivery with a particular focus on occupational therapy and rural and remote practice.
A variety of ethical issues will be analysed through the application of professional
reasoning, ethical principles and theories and legal obligations. The interface between
rights and responsibilities of service users, service providers and society as a whole
will be explored in relation to their application to occupational therapy practice.
Attention will be paid to the ethical requirements embedded within culturally-safe
health care practice in rural and remote settings. Students participating in this
subject will develop the advanced knowledge and skills in critical thinking, ethical
reasoning and reflective practice needed to negotiate complex practice situations
in health care.
- integrate professional reasoning to conceptual thinking and reflective practice;
- demonstrate effective, cohesive and persuasive written and oral communication;
- demonstrate reflective insight into legal and ethical decision making for professional
service delivery in a multicultural society whether urban or rural and remote;
- deconstruct ethical issues through the application of ethical principles, theories
and professional guidelines to inform professional reasoning and health service delivery;
- critically evaluate and apply relevant government legislation affecting all areas
of health professional practice.
||Students must have completed all third year subjects
Study Period 2
|Census Date 29-Aug-2019
|Face to face teaching
||Mr Daniel Lowrie
||Professor Yvonne Cadet-James, Mr Daniel Lowrie, Miss Sue Barrs, Ms Libby Massey Bodill.
The student workload for this
credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.
- 15 hours lectures
- 25 hours workshops/Seminars
- assessment and self-directed study
||other exams (40%); facilitation of workshop activities 20%; ethical review of case study 40%; (60%).
|Special Assessment Requirements:
||In order to pass this subject, you must: (1) attend and participate in 80% of the
workshops and seminars; (2) submit all pieces of assessment; (3) achieve a minimum
average of 50% across all assessment pieces (including after the application of any
penalties such as late penalties); (4) achieve a combined minimum average of 50% across
the viva exam and ethical review of case study.
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