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|Student Contribution Band:||Band 2|
|Administered by:||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.
Passing requirements: complete and submit all assessment items; achieve a cumulative score of at least 50% after the application of any penalties such as late penalties; achieve at least 50% for the viva exam and the ethical review of a case study, combined; participate in at least 80% of scheduled workshops and seminars.
|Prerequisites:||Students must have completed all third year subjects|
|Townsville, Study Period 2, Intensive|
|Census Date 26-Aug-2021|
|Face to face teaching (on campus)|
|Coord/Lect:||Dr Daniel Lowrie.|
The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.
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