This unit may also be offered as a spring school to selected students.
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.
|Unit name||Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Care|
|Faculty/School||Faculty of Health
School of Health Science
|Discipline||Health Sciences|Philosophy and Gender Studies|
Dr Suzy Bliss
Dr Suzy Bliss
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Launceston||Spring school (extended)||Off-Campus||International||Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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.
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* 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.
|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
|Spring school (extended)||30/10/2017||23/11/2017||22/12/2017||13/2/2018|
|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.
Online reflective journal 750 words (15%), written assignment 2000 words (50%), take home exam (35%)
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
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