Bioethics and Law for Health Care Leadership
Become a true leader with studies in decision making. Consider decisions from every angle – including the ethics and legalities behind them, how they are justified, and when they need review. Learn to lead with a collaborative approach.
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- 24 Feb 2020
- 27 Jul 2020
This research-based university in Perth has a strong interdisciplinary focus and a reputation for outstanding teaching and ground-breaking research. With more than 22,000 students and 2,000 staff from over 90 countries, and campuses in Dubai and Singapore, Murdoch embraces free thinking, shared ideas and knowledge to make a difference, and Open Universities Australia is certainly part of that.
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On successful completion of the subject you should be able to:
- interpret the professional values that influence your professional practice and contribute to legal and ethical decision-making
- identify your professional role and responsibilities in legal and ethical decision-making
- apply the concepts of collaboration and teamwork when an ethical decision has to be made
- classify the legal boundaries within which health care professionals and health care administrators may operate when an ethical decision is to be made
- 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
- characterise the key legal and ethical issues related to the beginning and end of life
- analyse how educational, contextual, political and economic factors may influence legal and ethical decision-making in the health care arena
- outline actual and potential problems related to the research of human subjects
- appraise your ability to recognize actual and potential ethical dilemmas in the health care context
- apply a concept of legal and ethical decision-making that incorporates moral reasoning, deliberation, justification and review of decisions made.
- A week-by-week guide to the topics you will explore in this subject will be provided in your study materials.
- Discussion forum/Discussion Board
- Audio/Video conferencing
- Online assignment submission
- Online Assessment
Enrolment in a Graduate degree.
No special requirements
This subject 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.
Please Note: All students studying at Murdoch University will need to complete the compulsory unit, Murdoch Academic Passport (MAP100), which only takes 2-3 hours to complete online. Find out more: http://goto.murdoch.edu.au/MurdochAcademicPassport.
The assessment component of this subject 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.
- Online Discussion (30%)
- Ethical problem solving essay (40%)
- Analysis (30%)
Ethics and Law for the Health Professions, 4th ed.
Kerridge, I., Lowe, M. and Stewart, C
Principles of Biomedical Ethics, 7th ed.
Beauchamp, T.L. and Childress, J. F.
Check the learning management system (LMS) of your university for textbook details.