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This occurrence is not offered in 2021
This course examines frameworks for moral decision making in the health sector.
By the end of the HLTH433, students will have an understanding of: - Bioethics in a global context - Comparative moral theory and concepts- The emergence of 'medical' bioethics- The nature of moral/ethical issues in healthcare settings- Critical appraisal techniques for resolving ethical dilemmas and their application
Subject to approval of the Head of School
HLTH407, HLTH607, PHIL474
Sandy Kathryn Richardson
Highly Recommended: • Beauchamp, T.L. & Childress, J.F., (2015). Principles of Medical Bioethics (7th Ed. Rev.). New York: Oxford University Press. • Johnstone, M-J. (2019). Bioethics. A Nursing perspective. (7th ed). Chatswood, NSW, Australia: Elsevier.Links to further readings will be posted in pdf form on LEARN throughout the course.
Academic dishonesty is viewed very seriously, and can result in punishments ranging from a mark of zero to expulsion from the university. It is your responsibility to read, understand and follow the relevant university regulations. If you are uncertain about this, please consult your lecturer. Common forms of academic dishonesty include: • Plagiarism (e.g. copying a quote from a book/article without using quotation marks and citing the source) • Collusion (e.g. copying the work of others or allowing your work to be copied) • • Cheating in examinations/tests (e.g. using crib notes) The library has an excellent guide to help you understand plagiarism at http://library.canterbury.ac.nz/services/ref/plagiarism.shtml . You are also referred to Regulation J of the General Course and Examinations Regulations. In this course we will use Turnitin software for the detection of plagiarism, which will require you to submit your assessments electronically.
Any assessment submitted late (without a previously arranged extension) will be subject to a penalty at the rate of 10% of the assessment marks per day. Any assessment turned in after 5 days will not be marked.
In the event of exceptional circumstances (e.g. illness, accident, bereavement or critical personal circumstances) that prevent you from working, you may apply for an extension before the due date for an assignment. You should contact Dr Sandy Richardson in writing, and explain why you are requesting an extension. Evidence to support your application must be provided (e.g. medical certificate). Extensions cannot extend past the date on which the assignment is handed back to other students.
In the event of exceptional circumstances (e.g. illness, accident, bereavement or critical personal circumstances) that prevent you from sitting a test or submitting an assignment, you may apply for an aegrotat. You must apply within 7 days of the due date of the assignment or test, in writing at the Registrar (Level 3, Registry building). Make sure to also inform your lecturer you are applying. Only one piece of assessed work, worth no more than 50% of the course, can be considered for an aegrotat. You must have completed at least 50% of all other assessment with an average of C+ or better. You are also referred to Regulation H of the General Course and Examinations Regulations.
Domestic fee $1,108.00
International Postgraduate fees
* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.
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School of Health Sciences.