|Semester 1, 2023 Online|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences|
|School or Department :||School of Psychology and Wellbeing|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Course fee schedule :||https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules|
|Version produced :||2 February 2023|
Examiner: Yosheen Pillay
Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BSCH (Psychology major 12302) or BSHP or MSCR (Psychology Research)
There are a range of ethical and professional issues that are common to psychological practice and research. This course introduces students to many of the ethical and professional issues that are associated with the professional practice of psychology, researching psychological issues, and developing an identity as a scientist-practitioner. This course contributes to the student’s knowledge of ethical codes of conduct including National Practice Standards, competencies required for registration, the practice-research nexus, and how their personal values impact their daily practice and research.
This course uses a range of real-life and simulated case studies to introduce students to working with, and researching, different client/participant groups including marginalised and vulnerable populations. Ethical and professional issues associated with these different groups are explored and investigated, including the application of guidelines when working through ethical dilemmas in a variety of practice and research settings.
BPSH students must have completed the first 3 years with a GPA of 5.0 across levels 1 to 3 psychology courses. These students will have to be manually enrolled.
Course learning outcomes
On successful completion of this course students should be able to:
- Reflect upon their own professional identity development and critique how this intersects with their own values and behaviours;
- Apply underlying theories and models to concepts of professionalism and ethical conduct;
- Resolve ethical and professional dilemmas using the APS Code of Ethics, the NHMRC National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research, and ethical decision making models;
- Identify the principles that underpin the ethical standards associated with the APS Code of Ethics; and
- Apply reflective and reflexive skills appropriate to a pre-professional scientist-practitioner.
|1.||Developing as a professional: Theories, Models, Social Responsibilities, Being Reflexive, Values, and Behaviours||15.00|
|2.||An ethical framework: Models, decision making, principles, and human rights||15.00|
|3.||The Australian Code of Ethics and the NHMRC National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research||30.00|
|4.||Ethical challenges: Boundaries, multiple relationships, internet and telecommunication, social media, and relationships with clients||20.00|
|5.||Marginalised and vulnerable populations: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, Older Adults, young children, LGBTIAQ+, and Suicide and Self-Harm||20.00|
Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed
Student workload expectations
To do well in this subject, students are expected to commit approximately 10 hours per week including class contact hours, independent study, and all assessment tasks. If you are undertaking additional activities, which may include placements and residential schools, the weekly workload hours may vary.
|Weighting (%)||Course learning outcomes|
|Case Study 1||No||30||4|
|Case Study 2||No||40||3|