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GENA824 Ethics in General Practice

Code of practice, medico-legal obligations and practical ethical conundrums in general practice.

Aimed for any health practitioner working in general practice - whether urban or rural, doctor, nurse or allied health professionals - we will cover fundamental ethical topics such as autonomy, consent, confidentiality, justice, resource allocation and trust within a case-based approach utilising students' own cases. Our emphasis is on enhancing abilities to make reasoned decisions based on knowledge of ethical theory, lived experience and self-reflection. Initial teaching is consolidated by a two-day residential programme at the start of the paper.

Web-based resources and regular group communication consolidates collegial in-depth learning. Taught from Dunedin.

Paper title Ethics in General Practice
Paper code GENA824
Subject General Practice
EFTS 0.1250
Points 15 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2017
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,346.38
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,562.50

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Restriction
GENX 824
Limited to
PGCertGP, PGCertPHC, PGDipGP, PGDipHealSc, PGDipPHC, PGDipRPHP, MHealSc
Eligibility
Suitable for health professionals from a range of disciplines.

Enrolments for this paper are limited and require departmental permission. View more information about limitations of enrolment.
Contact
gp.postgrad@otago.ac.nz
katherine.hall@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Dr Katherine Hall and Dr Martyn Williamson
Paper Structure
This is a case-based paper that encourages self-directed learning and the ability to reason ethically.

Initial face-to-face teaching at the first residential is followed with regular group teaching via Internet resources.
Teaching Arrangements
This paper uses the online teaching platform Moodle and requires students to have access to a computer with Internet access. There is one compulsory residential weekend at the start of the semester.

Students are required to participate in online activitiy such as blogging and audioconferences.
Textbooks
Rogers W and Braunack-Mayer A. Practical Ethics for General Practice 2nd ed. 2009. Oxford University Press: Oxford.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Critical thinking, Ethics, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will have
  • An improved understanding of key approaches to ethical reasoning
  • The ability to apply ethical theories to ethical dilemmas in general practice
  • Better understanding of the relationship between ethical values and medico-legal obligations

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Timetable

Not offered in 2017

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

Code of practice, medico-legal obligations and practical ethical conundrums in general practice.

Aimed at any health practitioner working in general practice - whether urban or rural, doctor, nurse or allied health professionals - we will cover fundamental ethical topics such as autonomy, consent, confidentiality, justice, resource allocation and trust within a case-based approach utilising students' own cases. Our emphasis is on enhancing abilities to make reasoned decisions based on knowledge of ethical theory, lived experience and self-reflection. Initial teaching is consolidated by a two-day residential programme at the start of the paper.

Web-based resources and regular group communication consolidates collegial in-depth learning. Taught from Dunedin.

Paper title Ethics in General Practice
Paper code GENA824
Subject General Practice
EFTS 0.1250
Points 15 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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Restriction
GENX 824
Limited to
PGCertGP, PGCertPHC, PGDipGP, PGDipHealSc, PGDipPHC, PGDipRPHP, MHealSc
Textbooks
Rogers W and Braunack-Mayer A. Practical Ethics for General Practice 2nd ed. 2009. Oxford University Press: Oxford.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Critical thinking, Ethics, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will have
  • An improved understanding of key approaches to ethical reasoning
  • The ability to apply ethical theories to ethical dilemmas in general practice
  • Better understanding of the relationship between ethical values and medico-legal obligations
Eligibility
Suitable for health professionals from a range of disciplines.

Enrolments for this paper are limited and require departmental permission. View more information about limitations of enrolment.
Contact
gp.postgrad@otago.ac.nz
katherine.hall@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Dr Katherine Hall and Dr Martyn Williamson
Paper Structure
This is a case-based paper that encourages self-directed learning and the ability to reason ethically.

Initial face-to-face teaching at the first residential is followed with regular group teaching via Internet resources.
Teaching Arrangements
This paper uses the online teaching platform Moodle and requires students to have access to a computer with Internet access. There is one compulsory residential weekend at the start of the semester.

Students are required to participate in online activitiy such as blogging and audioconferences.

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Timetable

Second Semester

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