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 and a one-day residential
later in the semester, both of which can be attended either in-person or via Zoom.
Web-based resources and regular group communication consolidates collegial in-depth learning. Taught from Dunedin.
|Paper title||Ethics in General Practice|
|Teaching period||Semester 1 (Distance learning)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,509.38|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- GENX 824
- Limited to
- PGCertGP, PGCertPHC, PGDipGP, PGDipHealSc, PGDipPHC, PGDipRPHP, MHealSc
- Suitable for health professionals from a range of disciplines.
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- Teaching staff
- Paper Structure
This is a case-based paper that encourages self-directed learning and the ability to reason ethically.
Initial teaching at the first residential is followed with regular group teaching via Zoom.
- Teaching Arrangements
This Distance Learning paper is a combination of remote and in-person teaching. There is one compulsory two-day residential at the start of the semester and an optional one-day residential during the semester, both of which can be attended either in-person or via Zoom.
The paper uses the online teaching platform Moodle and requires students to have access to a computer with Internet access. Students are required to participate in online activities such as blogging and audioconferences.
- 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.
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- 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