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.
- 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;
- integrate conceptual thinking, reflective practice and critical reflexivity in order
to constructively evaluate contemporary and emerging health care practice.
- Participation > Class participation - (%) - Individual
- Written > Dilemma 1 - (40%) - Individual
- Oral > Guided discussion - (20%) - Group
- Oral > Viva - (40%) - Individual.
Special Assessment Requirements
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.
||Students must have completed all third year subjects
Study Period 2
|Census Date 26-Aug-2021
|Face to face teaching
The student workload for this
credit point subject is approximately
- 15 hours lectures
- 26 hours workshops/Seminars
- assessment and self-directed 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