This Level 7 module contributes to the development of knowledge and understanding of the ethical principles that should underpin clinical decision-making. There will be emphasis on ethical frameworks that can be applied to a range of common ethical dilemmas that Healthcare professionals face in their day to day activities. Students will have the opportunity to engage in debate and discussion of some selected clinical scenarios such as the denial of long term oxygen therapy to those who continue to smoke, truth telling and killing and letting die.

This module forms an integral component of a structured route which enables the student to study ethical issues within the context of respiratory care in general. Through a series of formal presentations, lectures and self-directed study, students will be able to articulate the rationale for a particular course of action.

This course is validated by the University of Hertfordshire.

Please note, start dates are the date a course will begin, and study days are not scheduled to be the same as the start date.

Course code: 7FHH1126

Study Days

This module is delivered by blended learning, with study days to support the online course. Please note that if low numbers of students book onto this module we may cancel study days at short notice. If this is the case, students already registered will be contacted by our Student Support Team and offered alternative options.

The university registration end date is set at 6 weeks before the start date of the module. Late applications can still be processed and will be considered on an individual basis. Please be aware that applications received less than 6 weeks before the start date of the module may result in a slight delay in accessing online learning materials. If you have any queries regarding the above please contact the programme administrator

Course Details
Assessment Method: 3,000 word Critical Incident Analysis

Study Method: Distance learning (includes 1 study day)

Duration: 3 months

No. of Credits: 15 at Level 7

Accrediting Institution: University of Hertfordshire