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Ethics and Professionalism - AMED836

The practice of medicine requires high levels of ethical and professional awareness to support effective and responsible practice. Whatever the area of your practice, there will always be ethical challenges and moments when you ask yourself, "What is the right thing to do here?"
The practice-based approach to ethics in this unit uses common clinical situations as triggers to explore and analyse ethical dilemmas encountered in practice. Scholars learn to critique arguments, use moral theory, perform relevant research and develop a structured approach to analysing practical ethical challenges. The study of professionalism encompasses medical duties and obligations, team work, relations with industry, reflective practice and the goals of medicine. The unit is co-taught by surgeons and philosophers.

Credit Points: 4
When Offered:

SM9 Day - School of Medicine 9

Staff Contact(s): Professor Tony Eyers

Admission to DASurg or DAMed or MAdvSurg or MAdvMed or MSurg or MMed or MMedPrac or GradDipSpSurg or GradDipSpMed or GradCertClinLship Prerequisite Information


Unit Designation(s):
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

Course structures, including unit offerings, are subject to change.
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