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APG4714

Faculty of Arts

Postgraduate - Unit

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12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitCentre for Human Bioethics
OfferedCity (Melbourne) First semester 2013 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2013 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Dr Tatjana Visak

Notes

Previously coded CHB4203

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.

Assessment

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

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

one 2.5 hour seminar per week

Prerequisites

APG4393 or equivalent

Prohibitions

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