Interdisciplinary Professional Ethics

Qualification: Postgraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: HECS-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: Griffith University
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About this unit

Interdisciplinary Professional Ethics is an online unit provided by Griffith University in association with Open Universities Australia. Every day, the need for complex ethical decision-making arises across professional disciplines. This unit provides a comprehensive, interdisciplinary framework for making the appropriate ethical decision.

Beginning from the foundations of moral thought and philosophy, you will learn the contrasting arguments and value positions of key ethical thinkers. These principles are then applied to a modern human services context.

Ultimately, Interdisciplinary Professional Ethics provides you with the tools to make sound ethical judgements within a professional setting, regardless of sector. You will be able to both contextualise and critique the defined ethical parameters of an organisation.

Eligibility

To be eligible to enrol, applicants must have successfully completed the following unit:

  • Foundations of Social Work Practice

Applicants must also have been accepted into the following course:

  • Master of Social Work, Griffith University

Areas of study

In this Interdisciplinary Professional Ethics unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Interdisciplinary professional ethics: setting the context
  • Moral philosophy and ethical theory: setting the foundations
  • Human rights and social justice: ethics and activism
  • Regulation of the professions: codes of ethics and standards of conduct
  • Ethical decision-making
  • Resource allocation
  • Client rights: autonomy and informed consent
  • Client rights: privacy and confidentiality
  • Duty of care and duty to warn obligations
  • Professional integrity
  • Ethics in the workplace: personal, professional and organisational responsibilities
  • Ethics in social research
  • Developing the ethics toolbox

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following course:

  • Master of Social Work, Griffith 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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How will this unit advance my career?

We live in a world where modern businesses are increasingly judged on ethical practice. Huge corporations are undergoing a paradigmatic shift where morality is now a core business value. As a result, there has never been a better time to consider a career in professional ethics, and this unit prepares you perfectly.

Beginning with the foundations of moral philosophy, before moving on to show how these principles apply to a human services context, this unit is both academic and vocational. Ultimately, studying this unit will provide you with postgraduate competencies in professional ethical practice, standing you in good stead to land a job at any forward-thinking, moral organisation.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Interdisciplinary Professional Ethics from Griffith University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through HECS-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

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You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. 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).

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