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PHL2001 - Ethics at Work: Ethical Issues in Professional Life

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: TBA


Not offered in 2007


Globalisation, changes in technology and communication and commercial pressures have all added complexity to the ethical dimension of professional life. This subject examines issues affecting the professions and their practice. Students undertake a core module, Ethics at Work, which looks at the conceptual framework for ethical decision making and two professional modules. One module will normally be relevant to their home faculty, the other will provide a contrast case. The teaching program will involve a case-based inquiry culminating in the writing of a report addressing carefully formulated terms of reference.


Short expository exercise (700 words): 10%
Contribution to an inquiry via the Portals interface: 40%
Essay length report (1500 words): 30%
One hour test: 20%

Contact hours

2 hour seminar per week


36 points of university study and regular access to a computer with CD ROM and Internet connection.