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Ethics in Health and Social Care - 10 credits (HCT032)

Module leader

Erica White


Generic module for Healthcare Professions.

Programme Pathway

Optional module for MSc in Occupational Therapy, MSc in Physiotherapy, MSc in Radiography, MSc in Healthcare Science , MSc in Neurorehabilitation ,  MSc in Managing Care in Perioperative Practice , Stand alone module for Healthcare Professions.

Prior learning

All students must be in possession of a relevant qualification providing registration to practice as a healthcare professional and have two years post registration experience.

Credit rating

10 at M level 

Notional learning time

100 hours 

Contact hours



The aim of this module is to allow students to develop a critical appreciation of  ethical issues within health and social care and to be able to evaluate the relevance of those issues pertinent to health and social care in general and their role in particular.  The module will look at ethical theory and the formulation of moral argument.  Areas discussed will be practice based and the module aims to encourage students to relate theory to practice.  Students will have the opportunity to engage in discussion with other healthcare workers and develop arguments relating to the issues under discussion.