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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|
|Teaching period||Not offered in 2021, expected to be offered in 2022 (Distance learning)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,444.50|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$5,337.00|
- GENX 824
- Limited to
- PGCertGP, PGCertPHC, PGDipGP, PGDipHealSc, PGDipPHC, PGDipRPHP, MHealSc
- Suitable for health professionals from a range of disciplines.
- More information link
- 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 at the start of the semester.
Students are required to participate in online activitiy 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