Ethics in International Health - 2017

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Unit summary

INH170

  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Web Dependent
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: Sess 1
  • Availability for 2017: Sess 1
  • Assessment: Assignment 1 (30%) , Assignment 2 (30%) - Learn more

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2017 Fees
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Domestic 2,950.00
International 3,200.00

An introduction to ethics, bioethics and ethical practice; moral reasoning and ethical theories; the Ethical Reasoning Model and the four principles and the meaning of commitment to ethics for a practitioner in international health. Applying frameworks in response to ethical dilemmas; cultural diversity and ethical practice; emerging arguments about the relationship between health, ethics and human rights. Covering current debates about the ethical conduct of research in developing countries; the ethical dimension of health equity and resource allocation.

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At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. describe the universal bioethical principles
  2. propose sound and sustainable solutions to ethical dilemmas encountered when working with vulnerable communities
  3. analyse and propose solutions to ethical issues that may occur when working in or conducting research in developing countries
  4. appraise how universal ethical principles can be successfully articulated within diverse cultural contexts.
  • Assignment 1 (30%)
  • Assignment 2 (30%)
  • Assignment 3 (40%)

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

  • Broadband access

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This unit addresses the following topics.

NumberTopic
1Ethics and Human Rights
2Understanding Medical Ethics and Bioethics
3The Ethical Reasoning Model
4The influence of culture, religion and gender on Ethical Reasoning
5Ethics in Humanitarian Action
6Case Studies in Humanitarian Action
7Inequity, equity and resource allocation in health
8Ethical Issues in international nursing and midwifery
9Ethical research in international

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