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WS5518 - Professional Values and Ethics

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

This subject examines the professional values and ethics that underpin social work and social welfare practice to enhance critically reflective, ethical decision making in complex professional contexts

Learning Outcomes

  • explain and critically analyse ethical theory and alternative philosophical perspectives on the nature of ethics;
  • critically reflect on and evaluate actions and outcomes of ethical decision-making;
  • propose professional solutions to complex value conflicts and ethical dilemmas through the critical analysis and application of ethical decision making frameworks and principles.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Case study analysis - (50%) - Individual
  • Written > Critical appraisal/review - (50%) - Individual.
To undertake this subject, students must be enrolled in the Graduate Certificate of Human Services


Study Period 1, External
Census Date 23-Mar-2023
Coord/Lect: Dr Vinnitta Mosby.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 13 hours online activity
  • 13 hours online Workshops
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

Note: 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 official information.