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PMC3000 Ethics, Law and Culture for Healthcare Professionals

Short Description: Ethics, Law & Culture
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Health and Wellbeing
Student contribution band : Band 2
ASCED code : 069999 - Health not elsewhere classifie
Grading basis : Graded


Pre-requisite: PMC1101 and PMC1105 and Students must be enrolled in the following Program: BPSC


This course will contextualise how ethics, laws and culture impact on contemporary Paramedic Practice. The evolution of health care from a Paramedic Practice perspective will be examined. An understanding of Bioethics and how ethical decisions can be made within health care will be explored. Students will have the opportunity to develop their understanding of the legal responsibilities associated with providing care. Students will further develop their understanding of caring for vulnerable populations. Students will examine relevant Codes of Conduct, Competency Standards and Professional Registration. There is a focus on cultural safety and an emphasis on the importance of cultural awareness and respect in the delivery of health care to individuals and communities.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2021 On-campus Ipswich
Date printed 28 November 2021