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WS2511 - Professional Values and Ethics

Credit points: 3
Year: 2011
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Arts & Social Sciences

This subject studies the values and ethics which underpin professional practice in social work and community welfare, in the context of social and moral philosophy.

Learning Outcomes

  • ability to analyse value conflicts and ethical dilemmas in order to identify ethical professional action;
  • knowledge and understanding of the values, principles and standards of practice articulated in the professional codes of ethics;
  • understanding of alternative philosophical perspectives on the nature of ethics.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to define and to solve problems in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments, and to reason and deploy evidence clearly and logically;
  • The ability to deploy critically evaluated information to practical ends;
  • The acquisition of coherent and disciplined sets of skills, knowledge, values and professional ethics from at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to reflect on and evaluate learning, and to learn independently in a self directed manner;
  • The ability to read complex and demanding texts accurately, critically and insightfully;
  • The ability to speak and write clearly, coherently and creatively;
  • The ability to lead, manage and contribute effectively to teams;
  • The ability to work with people of different gender, age, ethnicity, culture, religion and political persuasion;
  • The ability to work individually and independently.
Assumed
Knowledge:
To undertake this subject, students must have successfully completed 12 credit points (four subjects) of level 1 study at tertiary level
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
WS2019

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 24-Mar-2011
Coord/Lect: Dr Amanda Nickson.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours tutorials
Assessment: presentations (50%); assignments (50%).

Townsville, Limited, Study Period 1
Census Date 24-Mar-2011
Face to face teaching 15-Apr-2011 to 17-Apr-2011 (Compulsory on campus workshop)
Coord/Lect: Dr Amanda Nickson, Assoc. Professor Susan Gair.
Workload expectations:
  • 24 hours workshops/Seminars - Compulsory Workshop in Townsville 24th -26th April 2009 (inclusive)
Assessment: presentations (50%); assignments (50%).

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 24-Mar-2011
Coordinator: Dr Amanda Nickson
Lecturer: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours tutorials
Assessment: presentations (50%); assignments (50%).

Mackay, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 24-Mar-2011
Coordinator: Dr Amanda Nickson, Assoc. Professor Susan Gair
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours tutorials
Assessment: presentations (50%); assignments (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.