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Ethics and Jurisprudence (CHI581)

Organisational Unit School of Health Professions
Credit Points 2
Availability MURDOCH: T2-internal
Description This unit integrates chiropractic practice with appropriate professional ethics required of primary contact health professionals. It includes ethical considerations of the rights and responsibilities of both the practitioners and the patients. Emphasis is placed on risk management, informed consent, record keeping, legal issues in health care, ethics in general and principles of medical ethics, the patient-doctor relationships, and writing a medical-legal report.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 2 hours per week; workshops: 2 hours per week.
Assessment Medicolegal report - 25%
You will work in groups of 3. Each group will select a patient that has been injured via a motor vehicle or workplace accident, during the first or second week of the trimester. You will be required to respond to write a medicolegal report for this patient.

Mid Trimester exam - 25%
This exam will be a closed book exam and will consist of short answers and MCQs

End of trimester exam - 40%
This exam will be a closed book exam and will consist of short answers and MCQs

Online Quizzes - 10%
Prerequisites Completion of BSc (Chiropractic) or permission of the Academic Chair.
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Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


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