HLTH06045 2020 Introduction to Health Ethics 

General Details

Full Title
Introduction to Health Ethics 
Transcript Title
Introduction to Health EthicsĀ 
Code
HLTH06045
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
HLTH - Health Studies
Department
HEAL - Health & Nutritional Sciences
Level
06 - NFQ Level 6
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2020 - Full Academic Year 2020-21
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Thomas Smyth, Richeal Burns
Programme Membership
SG_SINFO_B07 202000 Bachelor of Science in Health and Medical Information Science SG_SINFO_C06 202000 Higher Certificate in Science in Health and Medical Information Science
Description

The aim of this module is to provide the student with an introduction to the philosophical and legal principles that underpin health ethics.  It will also provide an overview of ethical issues that arise when the topic of resource allocation is addressed.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;

1.

To become familiar with ethical systems and core ethical principles in health research

2.

To become familiar with methodologies for analysing ethical dilemmas in healthcare

3.

To review current legal and ethical debates in the allocation of healthcare resources

4.

To summarise why health research needs to be ethically examined and regulated

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching and learning for this module will be carried out through a combination of online lectures, computer based critical appraisal and online practical's. Blended learning approaches will be adapted consistent with digital learning paradigms. 

Online delivery of 1 lecture per week with self directed learning. Guidance provided on relevant areas for self directed learning.

Online delivery of 2 hour workshop weekly, where students will be directed to complete interactive type activities to enhance their study skills and knowledge.

Question and answer sessions provided in the live classroom.

A variety of methods of instruction such as discussion, group work, interactive exercises, use of online resources and/or use of audio/visual material will be provided. Core skills will be embedded into all modules to ensure all students have an equal opportunity to succeed. This may include academic writing, oral presentations, reading techniques or research abilities. Accessible materials will be provided to students, including slides, documents, audio/visual material and textbooks enabling students slow down speed up recordings etc in accordance with universal distance learning.

All module content will be based on the principles of UDL to ensure equitable access to content and learning.

Module Assessment Strategies

This module will be assessed by both a final exam (50%) and continuous assessment (50%).

Repeat Assessments

Repeat examination will follow a similar format as applicable.

Indicative Syllabus

This module provides an introduction to the ethics in health research and healthcare delivery. Topics covered include health ethical systems and core ethical principles; ethical frameworks and how they developed over time; methodologies for analysing ethical dilemmas in healthcare systems; the relationship between health ethics, equity and financing models; current debates in medical ethics; and the evolving nature of health ethics in research.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
50 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
50 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 CA1: Critique on contemporary issues in ethics- both written and PPT presentation Continuous Assessment Assessment 50 % Week 10 2,3,4
             
             

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 End of Term Exam Final Exam Closed Book Exam 50 % End of Term 1,2,3,4
             
             

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Online Lecture 1 Weekly 1.00
Workshop Online Problem-based Learning Workshop 2 Weekly 2.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Independent Learning 4 Weekly 4.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Required Reading
2018-01-16 Health Care Ethics Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN 9781284124910 ISBN-13 1284124916

Organized around the four central themes of healthcare ethics (theoretical foundations and issues for individuals, organizations, and society), Health Care Ethics, Fourth Edition brings together the insights of a diverse panel of leading experts in the fields of bioethics, long-term care, and health administration, among others. Students will build on this critical platform to develop an extensive toolbox of analytical and problem-solving skills. The fully revised and updated Fourth Edition addresses current changes in health care, including three new chapters covering ethical issues related to Health Information Management, Patient Safety, and Epidemics. All other chapters have been updated to reflect the most recent developments in medical technology and new challenges faced by health care professionals in the era of the ACA.The fully revised and updated Fourth Edition addresses current changes in health care, including three new chapters covering ethical issues related to Health I

Module Resources

URL Resources
Other Resources

A range of online resources and applications will be used.