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100 Level
COM120
Reasoning, Values and Communication
WI, WD, CI, UCI
This subject focuses on skills and knowledge relevant to the composition of an academic essay. It has four elements. The first introduces the fundamentals of argument and critical thinking. The second develops skills in writing and grammar. The third introduces generic study skills, such as academic referencing, the use of library databases, how to avoid plagiarism, and how to determine reputable sources. The forth presents students with a particular ethical topic, upon which they will focus their academic papers.
COM173
Introduction to Communications
WI, BO, AI, DD
This subject focuses on skills and knowledge relevant to BA studies in general. It has three strands. The first provides a working knowledge of the nature, values and functioning of important Australian institutions, so that they can be critically evaluated. The second develops skills in academic writing and in the use of library databases. The third introduces the fundamentals of argument and critical thinking.
LAW131
Legal and Ethical Issues in Health
WD
This subject aims to acquaint students with current ethical and legal issues in relation to, and arising from, modern health care practice. Using a range of ethical principles, the subject examines the role of ethics and law in health care, paying particular attention to issues such as professional responsibility and the duty of care; the rights of patients and consumers of the health system; health information, as well as a range of other current ethical and legal issues.
COM120
Reasoning, Values and Communication
WI, WD, CI, UCI
This subject focuses on skills and knowledge relevant to the composition of an academic essay. It has four elements. The first introduces the fundamentals of argument and critical thinking. The second develops skills in writing and grammar. The third introduces generic study skills, such as academic referencing, the use of library databases, how to avoid plagiarism, and how to determine reputable sources. The forth presents students with a particular ethical topic, upon which they will focus their academic papers.
LAW131
Legal and Ethical Issues in Health
WD
This subject aims to acquaint students with current ethical and legal issues in relation to, and arising from, modern health care practice. Using a range of ethical principles, the subject examines the role of ethics and law in health care, paying particular attention to issues such as professional responsibility and the duty of care; the rights of patients and consumers of the health system; health information, as well as a range of other current ethical and legal issues.
MRS100
Professional Fundamentals
WI, PMI
This subject considers topics such as professionalism, ethics, medico-legal issues and communication in the health care field. It introduces students to the basic responsibilities of the health care professional. It also considers the differential access and distribution of health care both within and between communities. The subject takes a multi-disciplinary perspective of medical radiation science and provides a structured introduction to the practical aspects of the clinical environment. Basic techniques related to chest x-ray and the bone scan will be covered.
200 Level
ETH201
Ethics, Law and Ageing 1
WD
This subject begins with a study of the dominant ethical theories underpinning health and welfare policy. From there, the ethical principles of autonomy, beneficence and justice are examined. Centering on the ethical concept of care, a number of legal and ethical issues concerned with ageing are considered, including breakdown of care and abuse and neglect of the elderly. A comparative study of laws from the US, UK and Canada, concerned with the protection of vulnerable adults, will be included.
NRS295
Discipline of Nursing 2: Health, Law and Ethics
WI, BI, BD, DI, AI
Students undertaking this subject will develop knowledge necessary for nursing practice that is ethical and consistent with Australian law and the standards required by the profession and employers. Consideration of specific issues will require students to apply ethical and legal principles to nursing practice.
ETH205
Ethics and Law for Creative Industries
WI, WD, PMI
This subject aims to acquaint students with ethical and legal issues in relation to practice in creative industries. Students will be introduced to key ethical and legal concepts and institutions through case studies relevant to creative and professional practice, and will then apply this knowledge to a range of relevant scenarios as well as to their own practice.
NRS295
Discipline of Nursing 2: Health, Law and Ethics
OAD
Students undertaking this subject will develop knowledge necessary for nursing practice that is ethical and consistent with Australian law and the standards required by the profession and employers. Consideration of specific issues will require students to apply ethical and legal principles to nursing practice.
300 Level
LAW304
Legal and Ethical Issues in Complementary Medicine
WD
This subject aims to deepen students' understanding of the legal and ethical issues involved in practice in complementary medicine. Students will consolidate their grasp of key ethical and legal concepts, and will then apply these concepts to a range of case studies relevant to complementary medicine as well as to their own professional practice.
400 Level
PHL401
Critical Reasoning
WD
This subject is an introduction to informal logic and the nature of argument, especially as it relates to real-life settings. It is designed to develop the intellectual virtues of clear thinking and rational decision-making. Students will learn to accurately interpret the many types of arguments they encounter on a day to day basis, from the mundane to exotic. They will learn not only to distinguish good arguments from bad, but also to consistently construct good arguments for themselves. From common sense to abstract reasoning, this subject promises to help each student develop the tools necessary for all other rational pursuits.
PHL402
Ethical Theory
WD
In this subject students are introduced to a range of theories of ethics and central moral notions, including autonomy, justice, utility and sympathy. This theory is deployed in the interpretation and analysis of moral life. Students are introduced to the notion of a moral dilemma, and, more generally, the way in which theoretical notions can inform concrete ethical decision-making.
ETH403
Bioethics
WD
This subject aims to acquaint students with current ethical and legal issues in relation to genetics and genetic counselling. Using a number of ethical principles, the subject examines the role of ethics and law, paying particular attention to issues such as genetic testing and screening, gene therapy and genetic manipulation. The subject also considers the ethics of family planning and augmentation. The subject concludes with an examination of some of the wider economic and social justice issues in relation to genetics in health care.
PHL401
Critical Reasoning
WD
This subject is an introduction to informal logic and the nature of argument, especially as it relates to real-life settings. It is designed to develop the intellectual virtues of clear thinking and rational decision-making. Students will learn to accurately interpret the many types of arguments they encounter on a day to day basis, from the mundane to exotic. They will learn not only to distinguish good arguments from bad, but also to consistently construct good arguments for themselves. From common sense to abstract reasoning, this subject promises to help each student develop the tools necessary for all other rational pursuits.
PHL404
Ethics and the Public Sector
WD
This subject examines the ethical character of public service as the means to a critical discussion of the moral dimensions of institutional design and individual behaviour in public sector work.
ETH401
Ethics and Social Welfare
WD
This subject explores the relationship between ethical theory, ethical principles, and social welfare. The conflict between personal and professional values and the legal and organisational context of practice will be considered. The ethics of intervention and issues of autonomy, paternalism and coercion will be studied. The subject will conclude with a discussion of moral risk, responsibility and accountability.
ETH402
Vulnerability and the Ethics of Intervention
WD
Using a problem based focus, this subject explores the relationship between current social welfare practice and policy, ethical theory and ethical principles, and the issue of intervention in the lives of vulnerable adults and children. Issues of legal capacity, autonomy, paternalism, coercion and privacy are considered. The subject also examines the ethics of care and concomitant legal duties to care, including good samaritanism.
ETH404
Ethical Issues in Correctional Management
WD
This subject will begin with a critical evaluation of a variety of ethical perspectives regarding the nature and role of correctional institutions. Students will then consider a number of specific ethical issues confronted by correctional managers.
SWK423
Ethics and Social Work Practice
WI, WD, DI
This subject explores the relationship between ethical theory, ethical principles, and professional practice. The overarching theme is the service ethic in social work theory and its implications for practice. The value and adequacy of professional codes as guides to practice will be considered, as well as the conflict between personal and professional values and the legal and organisational context of practice. The notion of moral risk and ethical responsibility will be considered. The subject will conclude with a discussion of ethical decision making and some common practice issues.
500 Level
SSC502
Ethics, Law and Medical Science
WD
This subject aims to acquaint students with current ethical and legal issues in biomedical, and science research and health care practice. Using a number of ethical principles, the subject examines the role of ethics and law, paying particular attention to issues such as genetic engineering and recombinant DNA research, human and foetal experimentation and reproductive technology. The subject also considers the rights of patients in medical research and treatment and the role of the law. The subject concludes with an examination of codes of ethics and the role and functioning of Institutional Ethics Committees.