Ethics in International Health is an online unit which offers a broad overview of the relationship between ethics and the practice of global health. Delivered by Open Universities Australia and Curtin University, the unit combines both theory and pragmatism to build your understanding of the ethical dilemmas of working in diverse contexts.
You will learn about universal bioethical principles, the moral dilemmas involved with working with vulnerable communities, and consider proposals for dealing with the ethical issues of conducting research in developing nations.
By assessing the way in which universal ethical principles can be upheld by practitioners in international health, you will add a further dimension to your understanding of the practice. In addition, you will cover practical issues like health equity and resource allocation, as well as the relationship between health, ethics and human rights.
In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:
Graduate Certificate in International Health
Graduate Diploma in International Health
Areas of study
In the Ethics in International Health unit, the topics you will study include:
Introduction to ethics, bioethics and ethical practice
Moral reasoning and ethical theories
Meaning of commitment to ethics for the practitioner in international health
Applying frameworks in response to ethical dilemmas
Cultural context and ethical practice
The relationship between health, ethics and human rights
Current debates about the ethical conduct of research in developing countries
Ethical dimensions of health equity and resource allocation
This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:
Graduate Certificate in International Health, Curtin University
Graduate Diploma in International Health, Curtin University
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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Ethics in International Health is an essential unit for individuals looking to pursue a career in international health. By learning about moral and ethical issues and their implications for practising global health, you will deepen your understanding of the profession. The unit also enables you to examine the relationship between health, human rights and ethics of research; providing you with a strong understanding of the ethical dimensions of conducting research in various contexts.
How else will I benefit from this unit?
Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Ethics in International Health from Curtin University.
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Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA's full degree programs.
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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).
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