Courses & Units

Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Care CNA308

Launceston

Note:

This unit may also be offered as a spring school to selected students.

Introduction

This unit explores how legal and ethical principles inform the practice of healthcare professionals in Australia. Students will gain knowledge of the fundamental legal and ethical principles governing practice and reflect on how to apply these in everyday situations. Through the analysis of case-studies, students will also gain a critical appreciation of the legal and ethical complexities and multiple perspectives inherent in any healthcare context.

Summary

Unit name Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Care
Unit code CNA308
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Health
School of Health Science
Discipline School for Health Sciences|Philosophy and Gender Studies
Coordinator

Dr Suzy Bliss

Teaching staff

Dr Suzy Bliss

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Spring school (extended) Off-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
Note

Units are offered as On-campus where the majority of teaching will occur at the campus identified.  Units offered Off-campus generally have no requirement for attendance at a physical university campus unless the unit has practical or fieldwork components*:  the campus indicated for an Off-Campus unit is the one at which teaching is administered from.

*Please read the Unit Introduction in the Course and Unit Handbook for attendance requirements for units offered in Off-campus mode.

Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 27/2/2017 23/3/2017 17/4/2017 2/6/2017
Spring school (extended) 30/10/2017 23/11/2017 22/12/2017 13/2/2018

* 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.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2017: $793.00 2017: $2,360.00 060301

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Fully online.

Assessment

Online reflective journal 750 words (15%), written assignment 2000 words (50%), take home exam (35%)

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Textbooks

Required

Information about any textbook requirements will be available from mid November.

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