|Course code PHIL3580||Units 10||Level 3000||Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science|
The course introduces students to a range of practical ethical issues, and to techniques for dealing in general with moral problems and moral dilemmas they may encounter in their professional lives. The course is primarily designed for students of Social Work, though open to others with an interest in practical ethics.
Available in 2014
|Objectives||The course aims to impart to students:|
(1) Knowledge and familiarity of the ethical issues that will be relevance to their professional lives, or to issues they may come across in their personal lives.
(2) Analytic skills to deal with moral issues and to get beyond mere disagreement and ambiguity.
|Content||The course has two parts. The first concerns a general introduction to the nature of ethics, ethical methodology, and the significance of ethics. The second concerns specific topics of professional relevance to Social Work students, which may include the Social Worker's Code of Ethics, confidentiality, client self-determination, amongst others.|
|Transition||Students enrolled in a Bachelor of Communications who fail to complete the existing course will be able to meet their program requirements by enrolling in a new compulsory course "Media, Law and Ethics" co-ordinated by School of Design, Communication and Information Technology. Students enrolled in a Bachelor of Social Work who fail to complete the existing course will be unaffected, and may do the revised course in order to meet their program requirements.|
|Assumed Knowledge||40 units at 1000 level.|
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode|
|Contact Hours||Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term|
Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
|Timetables||2014 Course Timetables for PHIL3580|