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BITC404 Ethics and Health Care

The ethical dimensions of major areas of contention and themes in health care and its provision such as beginning and end of life issues, resource allocation, animals and ethics, mental illness and ethics, new and emerging technologies, genetics and ethics.

BITC 404 Ethics and Health Care follows on from BITC 401 and goes into more detail regarding some of the main historical, contemporary and emerging issues of bioethics. A long, self-chosen essay topic allows students to explore an issue of interest in some depth.

Paper title Ethics and Health Care
Paper code BITC404
Subject Bioethics
EFTS 0.2500
Points 30 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,929.25
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $7,725.00

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Prerequisite
BITX 401 or BITC 401
Restriction
BITX 404
Limited to
DipGrad, GDipBHL, MBHL, MHealSc, PGDipHealSc
Notes
Students who have not passed the normal prerequisite may be admitted with approval from the Director of the Bioethics Centre.
Contact
neil.pickering@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Convenor: Associate Professor Neil Pickering
Module Teachers: Dr Simon Walker, Professor John McMillan, Dr Mike King and Associate Professor Neil Pickering
Paper Structure
The paper has four modules (each lasting three weeks) covering:
  • Ethical issues at the beginning of life, suffering
  • Identity and end of life care
  • Animals and ethics
  • Psychiatry, mental illness and ethics
Teaching Arrangements
Thirteen 2-hour audiovisual seminars from 12.00 pm to 2.00 pm on Tuesdays in the second semester
Textbooks
Textbooks are not required for this paper - readings will be provided via eReserve.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will
  • Understand the application of a range of ethical concepts to issues in health care
  • Reflect critically upon those ethical concepts and arguments they are deployed to advance
  • Critically analyse a range of bioethical concerns in health care
  • Show knowledge of developing research in selected areas of health care ethics
  • Identify and explore integrating themes emerging in these areas
  • Develop a question and research, analyse, synthesise and present a reasoned set of arguments related to that question

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Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Tuesday 12:00-13:50 28-34, 36-41

The ethical dimensions of major areas of contention and themes in health care and its provision such as beginning and end of life issues, resource allocation, animals and ethics, mental illness and ethics, new and emerging technologies, genetics and ethics.

BITC 404 Ethics and Health Care follows on from BITC 401 and goes into more detail regarding some of the main historical, contemporary and emerging issues of bioethics. A long, self-chosen essay topic allows students to explore an issue of interest in some depth.

Paper title Ethics and Health Care
Paper code BITC404
Subject Bioethics
EFTS 0.2500
Points 30 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
BITX 401 or BITC 401
Restriction
BITX 404
Limited to
DipGrad, GDipBHL, MBHL, MHealSc, PGDipHealSc
Notes
Students who have not passed the normal prerequisite may be admitted with approval from the Director of the Bioethics Centre.
Contact
neil.pickering@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Convenor: Associate Professor Neil Pickering
Module Teachers: Dr Simon Walker, Professor John McMillan, Dr Mike King and Associate Professor Neil Pickering
Paper Structure
The paper has four modules (each lasting three weeks) covering:
  • Ethical issues at the beginning of life, suffering
  • Identity and end of life care
  • Animals and ethics
  • Psychiatry, mental illness and ethics
Teaching Arrangements
Thirteen 2-hour audiovisual seminars from 12.00 pm to 2.00 pm on Tuesdays in the second semester
Textbooks
Textbooks are not required for this paper - readings will be provided via eReserve.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will
  • Understand the application of a range of ethical concepts to issues in health care
  • Reflect critically upon those ethical concepts and arguments they are deployed to advance
  • Critically analyse a range of bioethical concerns in health care
  • Show knowledge of developing research in selected areas of health care ethics
  • Identify and explore integrating themes emerging in these areas
  • Develop a question and research, analyse, synthesise and present a reasoned set of arguments related to that question

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Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Tuesday 12:00-13:50 28-34, 36-41