Medico-legal and Ethical Principles for Medical Radiation Sciences

Duration

16 hours

Mode

Self-paced

Location

Online

Cost

$500

Next Intake

To be determined

Overview

This module will be delivered by RMIT University. This module will provide the learner with an understanding of medico-legal and ethical principles as they apply to the medical radiation sciences. By the end of this module you will understand how health law is regulated in Australia and differentiate between civil and criminal actions. You will also be able to describe the notions of assault and negligence with respect to radiation oncology, and know the complaints process in health care.

Course content

You will know the legal and ethical principles of informed consent and patient confidentiality, and how this applies in medical radiation sciences. By the end of this module you will be able to discuss ethical issues such as consequentialism, non-maleficence and beneficence, and virtue ethics. This module will enable the radiation therapist to analyse their own clinical practice with respect to medico-legal and ethical principles.

Timetable

There are currently no dates scheduled for this course. Please email enquiries@rmit.edu.au to express your interest.

How to enrol

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Prerequisites

All qualified radiation therpaists are eilgible for admission.

Materials supplied

Lessons include interactive reflective exercises, peer discussion, references to additional reading, and self-directed quiz based assessment.

Materials to bring

Pen, paper and/or laptop for note taking.

Suited to

Radiation Therapists.

Outcome

By the end of this module you will be able to discuss ethical issues such as consequentialism, non-maleficence and beneficence, and virtue ethics. This module will enable the radiation therapist to analyse their own clinical practice with respect to medico-legal and ethical principles.

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