Information on this page, including unit offerings, is from the 2020 academic year.
Bioethics and Law for Health Care Leadership (SHP510)
|Availability||MURDOCH: S1-external, S2-external
DUBAI-ISC: TJD-internal, TSD-internal
|Teaching Timetables||Murdoch S1
|Description||This unit will prepare you to take a leadership role in the workplace that allows collaboration in ethical decision-making. The focus is on recognising actual and potential ethico-legal dilemmas in professional practice, and how decisions are made, justified and reviewed. A conceptual framework will be used to explore the decision making process while examining actual and perceived roles, professional values, and communication and collaboration practices when decisions with an ethical and/or legal dimension have to be made.|
|Unit Learning Outcomes||On successful completion of the unit you should be able to:
1. Interpret the professional values that influence your professional practice and contribute to legal and ethical decision-making.
2. Identify your professional role and responsibilities in legal and ethical decision-making.
3. Apply the concepts of collaboration and teamwork when an ethical decision has to be made.
4. Classify the legal boundaries within which health care professionals and health care administrators may operate when an ethical decision is to be made.
5. Demonstrate knowledge of clients' rights, and the right of competent clients to be active participants in decision-making about their care, and how this may be achieved.
6. Characterise the key legal and ethical issues related to the beginning and end of life.
7. Analyse how educational, contextual, political and economic factors may influence legal and ethical decision-making in the health care arena.
8. Outline actual and potential problems related to the research of human subjects.
9. Appraise your ability to recognize actual and potential ethical dilemmas in the health care context.
10. Apply a concept of legal and ethical decision-making that incorporates moral reasoning, deliberation, justification and review of decisions made.
|Timetabled Learning Activities||External: No attendance required.
All offerings of this unit include the equivalent of 30 hours of structured learning.
|Unit Learning Experiences||This unit is an online unit with study materials available to you through the unit information and learning guide on LMS to guide your independent learning. The unit is divided into a number of modules each providing a short overview of the topic, learning outcomes and direction to reading and other online resources. Learning activities with application to the workplace are provided.|
|Assessment||The assessment component of this unit includes:
(i) Case study analysis involving peer discussion of the two cases on LMS with a final write up for each case study (30%)
(ii) Ethical problem solving essay (40%)
(iii) Contributions to online discussion topics (30%)
Written feedback will be provided on the first three assessments to facilitate student learning and the achievement of unit outcomes.
|Prerequisites||Enrolment in a Graduate course.|
|Exclusions||Students who have successfully completed NUR610 Bioethics and Law for Health Care Leadership may not enrol in this unit for credit.|
|Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
|Internet Access Requirements||Murdoch 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.|
Associate Professor Vicki Cope
Associate Professor Nursing
t: 9360 2530
o: 460.2.058 - Economics, Commerce and Law, Murdoch Campus
Miss Martinique Sandy
Part time Teaching