- A week-by-week guide to the topics you will explore in this subject will be provided in your study materials.
- Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
- Standard Media
- Assignment 1 - Ethical Postion Paper (45%)
- Assignment 2 - 3-2-1 Reflective Postings (20%)
- Assignment 3 - Ethical Decision Making Paper (35%)
Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject
No eligibility requirements
No special requirements
This subject introduces the concept of interprofessional ethics for the social, health and human services. It covers the foundations of human rights, moral philosophy and ethical theory as these apply to professional practice. Students will explore many of the ethical dilemmas that confront practitioners, including privacy, confidentiality and informed consent; boundary issues and relationships with clients, colleagues and employers; community-based practice, activism and the ethical implications of social media. Students are encouraged to engage in active dialogue with fellow students and others from different professional disciplines to promote a shared understanding of values and ethical perspectives. Students will learn how to use ethical decision-making models, understand issues of regulation, and review relevant codes of ethics and professional practice standards.