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NS5338 - Ethics and Health Management

Credit points: 03
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

This subject examines ethical principles and theories and explores how managers may apply these in a healthcare context. 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 to promote the ethical standing of their own practices and those of others in the workplace.

Learning Outcomes

  • Analyse ethical issues relevant to healthcare managers, drawing on a range of established ethical theories;
  • Reflect on personal ethical philosophies as they apply to healthcare management contexts;
  • Apply ethical theories and principles to relevant healthcare management contexts;
  • 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;
  • Describe ways of creating and promoting an ethical workplace.
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Combinations:
HS2066

Availabilities

External, Study Period 81
Census Date 24-Jan-2019
Coordinator: Mrs Sarah Hughes
Lecturers: Dr Narelle Biedermann, Dr Tracey Ahern, Dr Susan Edwards, Ms Penny Harris, Mrs Sarah Hughes.
Contact hours:
  • 60 hours - Online accelerated program, 10 hours/week for 6 weeks
    Method of Delivery: Online - JCU
    Assessment: presentations (40%); assignments (10%); case study analysis (50%).

    External, Study Period 85
    Census Date 12-Sep-2019
    Coordinator: Mrs Sarah Hughes
    Lecturers: Dr Narelle Biedermann, Dr Tracey Ahern, Dr Susan Edwards, Mrs Sarah Hughes.
    Contact hours:
    • 60 hours - Online accelerated program, 10 hours/week for 6 weeks
      Method of Delivery: Online - JCU
      Assessment: presentations (40%); assignments (10%); case study analysis (50%).

      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.