Professional Ethics, 5cr (Campus Online, Master's level)avaa tulostusnäkymä

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    11.09.2021 - 15.11.2021
Last enrolment date
    Online course
    Purpose of the course is to strengthen participants’ ethical knowledge and skills by helping them to reflect, analyse and understand ethical dilemmas occurring in professional practice. Another purpose is to examine general ethical principles and a set of standards adopted by professional communities in health and social care and review their effect on opinion and decision-making of professionals.

Ethical competence
Internationalisation and communications competence

Learning objectives:
At the end of the course, you are able to differentiate among values, morals, ethical guidelines and the law and recognize how they effect on professional practice. You have an ability to identify, critically analyse and discuss a wide variety of issues related to ethical dilemmas within your professional practice. In addition, you can apply ethical decision-making processes and generate solutions to conflicts arising in professional practice.
    Introduction to Professional Ethics
Law and Ethics
Ethical issues in professional practice
Ethical decision-making
Professional competency and autonomy
    Three mandatory webinars (lectures, group works, presentations)
One guidance webinar
Home assignments before webinars
Learning assignments: Discussion on ethical dilemmas within group 50 % and a review of an article or a book on professional ethics 50 %

The course will be realized 100 % online.
    Barak-Corren N. & Bazerman, M. 2020. Inaction and decision making in moral conflicts. Organizational Dynamics 49, 100703.

Simha, A. & Parboteeah, K. P. (2019). The Big 5 Personality Traits and Willingness to Justify Unethical Behavior - A Cross-National Examination. Journal of Business Ethics, 167, 451–471

Kuenzi, M., Mayer, D. M. & Greenbaum, R. L. 2020. Creating an ethical organizational environment: The relationship between ethical leadership, ethical organizational climate, and unethical behavior. Personnel psychology, 73(1), 43-71.

Website: Nordic Business Ethics.

Monrouxe, L., & Rees, C. E. 2017. Healthcare Professionalism: Improving Practice through Reflections on Workplace Dilemmas. Wiley-Blackwell.

Website: Professional Ethics:
Further Information
    Home assignments: pass/fail, feedback from teacher
Discussion on ethical dilemmas within group: pass/fail, continuous feedback from teacher
A review of an article or a book on professional ethics: pass/fail, feedback from teacher and peers.
Other info
    The course code is YSZY0210-3002. Use the code to view the course schedule at NOTE! Online courses may not have a schedule.