DESCRIPTION Ethical conduct within professions -- whether it be police work, the law, commerce, nursing or some other area of professional activity -- has increasingly been a focus for community concern. Ethical questions have also come to preoccupy many individuals working in a professional capacity. The unit explores some of the issues at stake here including: the relation between private beliefs and commitments and professional duties and obligations; the limits of professional obligation; the relation between professional persons and others (whether they be clients, criminals or simply members of the public); the nature and role of professional codes or ethics. Emphasis is placed on the discussion of issues in relation to specific professional contexts and cases.
Units are offered in attending mode unless otherwise indicated (that is attendance is required at the campus identified). A unit identified as offered by distance, that is there is no requirement for attendance, is identified with a nominal enrolment campus. A unit offered to both attending students and by distance from the same campus is identified as having both modes of study.
Campus - H Hobart, L Launceston, W Burnie. Study Centre - V Sydney, R Rozelle, P Beauty Point. Distance units may also have a campus identifier of I Isolated, N Interstate, O Overseas. Units delivered in Transnational Education (TNE) Programs have a campus identifier of A Hangzhou, F Fuzhou, G Shanghai, K KDU Malaysia, Q Kuwait or Y Hong Kong.