Ethical Issues

Description

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.

Availability

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 2 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

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.

Assumed Knowledge

40 units at 1000 level.

Assessment Items

Written Assignment: Tutorial Paper

Essay: Essay

Participation: Tutorial Participation

Contact Hours

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Tutorials commence in week 2