This topic examines a range of contemporary ethical issues in professional life. Particular issues to be discussed include: the concept of a profession, the client-professional relationship, problems of informed consent and confidentiality, privacy, deception, whistle-blowing, individual and collective responsibility and professional codes.
This topic aims to:
introduce students to a broad range of ethical issues across the professions and to various moral theories and philosophical ideas that will assist students in dealing with them
improve students' reasoning skills by helping them make careful distinctions between issues and pay close attention to arguments
improve students' written and oral communication skills
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic students will have:
knowledge of central ethical issues in a range of professions such as law, medicine and other healthcare professions, journalism, advertising and accounting
the ability to identify ways of dealing effectively with these issues
improved their critical reading and reasoning skills, both in verbal form and in writing
Key dates and timetable
Timetable details for 2020 are no longer published.
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