In this unit participants develop and clarify their awareness and thinking around dilemmas in professional ethics and practice. Emphasis will be placed on the development of personal standards of practice and on the acquisition and application of decision-making processes. Ethical thinking, codes of practice, and approaches to applying these codes to actual practice dilemmas, will be explored with particular attention paid to current and developing areas of ethical challenge. Contemporary counselling practice obligations and issues such as the demands of maintaining competence when working within diverse settings and with diverse populations.
|Unit name||Professional Ethics and Practice|
|Faculty/School||Faculty of Health and Medicine
School of Medicine
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).
Unit census dates currently displaying for 2017 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2017 will be available from the 1st October 2016.
|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|2||2017: $1,131.00||2017: $2,168.00||061700|
Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.
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Online plus two 2-day workshops
Ethics presentation (25%), written assignment (65%), Online participation (10%)
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