Ethics and Law for Health Professionals (7951.3)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
| UC - Canberra, Bruce
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Health|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Discipline Of Nursing||Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit|| Band 1 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 1 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn completion of this unit, the student will:
1. Understand the regulatory frameworks that underpin healthcare practice;
2. Explore ethical dimensions of practice using multiple perspectives; and
3. Be knowledgeable in relation to the law and legal frameworks as they apply to practice.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - be self-aware
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2021||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||08 February 2021||On-Campus||Dr Natasha Jojo|
|2021||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Winter Term||01 June 2021||Online||Mrs Vera Kaak|
|2021||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||02 August 2021||Online||Dr Kasia Bail|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||07 February 2022||On-Campus||Dr Natasha Jojo|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Winter Term||30 May 2022||Online||Mrs Vera Kaak|
Allan, S. (2019). Law & Ethics for Health Practitioners. Australia, Elsevier
Additional suggested texts
McDonald, F.& Then, S. (2019). Ethics, Law and Health Care: A guide for nurses and Midwives. (2nd edn) Melbourne, Palgrave Macmillan. KN185.18.N8.M33 2014
McIlwraith, J., & Madden, B. (2014). Health Care & the Law. (6th edn).Sydney, Lawbook Co. KL30.H4.M35 2014
Pairman, S., Tracy, S., Dahlen, H., Dixon, L., (2019) Midwifery: preparation for Practice 4e. (4th edn.). Sydney, Elsevier.
Staunton, P. & Chiarella, M. (2017). Law for nurses and midwives. (8th edn). Sydney, Elsevier.
Atkins, K., De Lacey, S., Ripperger, R., & Britton, B. (2017) Ethics and Law for Australian Nurses (3rd edn). Singapore, Cambridge University Press.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
An assignment submitted over 7 days late will be given a 0 mark as per University Assessment policy and procedure.
To pass this unit students must:
- Attempt all assessment items, and
- Achieve 50% over all.
Special assessment requirements
If there is any doubt about the requirements of a particular assessment or assessment procedure, the onus for clarifying the issue rests with the student who should contact the convener about the matter. All assessments must be submitted/undertaken to pass the unit. Students must achieve an overall mark of 50% to pass the unit.
Information on extensions (above) and special consideration for assessments can be found in the Student Guide to Policies https://www.canberra.edu.au/current-students/student-policies
It is required that students participate in all unit learning opportunities in this unit. Assessment items are linked to the unit learning outcomes. The expectation is that students will be engaged in the directed learning style, self motivated and manage their time well in order to achieve the learning outcomes from the unit with guidance and support from the unit convener.
Moderation will be undertaken for all assessment items listed in the unit outline to ensure that marking is fair and consistent. Moderation will take place in line with the faculty of health guidelines and the University assessment procedures document https://www.canberra.edu.au/Policies/PolicyProcedure/Index/369
There will be no supplementary assessments offered.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
URKUND will be available to students via the Canvas site. Students will be able to submit a draft of work for text-matching prior to final submission.
Please familiarise yourself with Canvas and use the Canvas help options as required.
Inclusion and engagement
Any student with a reasonable adjustment plan (RAP) is asked to contact the Unit convenor if they wish to enact this plan for support with assessments including quizzes, classroom engagement or online engagement.
This unit is being deliver online. Students are encouraged to engage in the online course materials and to stay informed via the UCLearn site.
It is expected that students participate in all learning opportunities in this unit, and complete all activities within the learning modules, including directed and self directed study, and actively participate in scheduled online sessions via the Canvas Virtual Room. Participating in class discussions to clarify concepts and to develop confidence with professional communication and verbally expressing ideas can be helpful for students and also supports the learning of student peers.
Furthermore participation in virtual sessions enables students to ask questions and develop professional behaviours and accountability for safe practice.
Required IT skills
Please note Section 4 B: materials required. You will require computer skills to access the internet and be able to upload to the ‘Canvas' university site written submissions using ‘word' and PowerPoint formats. This unit may involve online meetings in real time using a virtual room. To participate verbally, rather than just typing, you will need a microphone. For best audio quality we recommend a microphone and speaker headset. For more information and to test your computer, please visit the UCLearn Student Help link.
Work placement, internships or practicums
No practicum or work placement is associated with this unit.
Students are expected to use the APA 7th edition method of referencing and formatting throughout their assignments.
APA 7th provides guidance on how to reference legislation or cases.