This unit explores how legal and ethical principles inform the practice of healthcare professionals, particularly registered paramedics, in Australia. You 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 real-world case studies, you will also gain a critical appreciation of the legal and ethical complexities, and the multiple perspectives inherent in any healthcare context.
|Unit name||Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Care|
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Paramedicine
|Coordinator||Doctor Anya Daly|
|Available as an elective?||No|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Online||Health Study Period 3||Off-Campus||International||Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
|Health Study Period 3||30/10/2023||17/11/2023||15/12/2023||28/1/2024|
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- Describe the legal responsibilities and the legal boundaries of paramedicine practice.
- Apply the codes of conduct, codes of ethics and professional standards to the practice of paramedicine.
- Critically reflect on the ethical debates and issues in a professional healthcare context.
- Integrate legal and ethical principles and reflective practice in clinical decision-making situations.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1,3||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3||Domestic Full Fee 4|
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You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:CNA308
|Assessment||Reflective analysis (20%)|Analysis of a Case study (40%)|Examination - take home (40%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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