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CHB4203

Faculty of Arts

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2010 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Clayton Second semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Justin Oakley

Synopsis

This unit aims to develop students' critical and analytical understanding of certain key ethical issues in patient care. The unit focuses initially on four main ethical principles commonly appealed to in this context: autonomy, privacy, beneficence and justice. These principles and the relations and conflicts between them will be examined in terms of a variety of broad ethical issues which arise in patient care, such as paternalism, confidentiality, informed consent, surrogacy, resource allocation, and euthanasia. There will also be some discussion of competing models of health professional-patient relationships, and issues of professional autonomy.
For further information, please see: http://www.arts.monash.edu.au/bioethics/pgrad/units/chb4203.php

Assessment

Written work: 60% (5000 words)
Take home exam: 40%

Chief examiner(s)

Justin Oakley

Contact hours

2 hours (1 x 2 hour seminar) per week

Prerequisites

CHB4101 or equivalent

Prohibitions

CHB5203 and CHB5233

Additional information on this unit is available from the faculty at:

http://www.arts.monash.edu.au/bioethics/pgrad/units/chb4203.php