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Practical Ethics is an online unit provided by Open Universities Australia in association with Macquarie University. Through presenting a variety of philosophical arguments, the unit raises central questions about how we define ethical practice. You will learn different perspectives on the morality of euthanasia, abortion, and terrorism; and examine whether there can ever be such thing as a ‘just’ war.
To begin with, you will explore the notion of personhood and where it really begins, before applying various ethical positions to the topic of abortion. Following this, you will explore other critical issues such as suicide and euthanasia, war and harm, and political violence. Furthermore, you will also examine theories of punishment, and whether or not the death penalty is ever justified.
Ultimately, completing Practical Ethics will provide you with a diversity of theoretical frameworks with which to consider moral conundrums in the real world. This unit will enhance your critical thinking ability, as well as your problem solving skills.
To be eligible to enrol in this unit, applicants must have completed some level 1 studies.
In this Practical Ethics unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is an approved elective in the following course:
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
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If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
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