Module Title:Professional and Ethical Studies
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:8
Module Delivered In 1 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: This module will be taught as 1 hour of theory per week in term one. Students will be required to access relevant lecture material via Blackboard in advance of the class. This module will involve discussion boards on Blackboard and group tasks during class.
Module Aim: To enable the student to identify his/her scope of practice as a member of ARTI and/or BASRaT, and to explore the code of ethics and professional conduct of those organizations.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Understand the socio-political context in Ireland within which ARTCs and GSRs practice.
LO2 Recognise the scope of professional practice of ARTI and BASRaT.
LO3 Discuss the code of ethics and professional conduct by which he/she should abide.
LO4 Appreciate common ethical dilemmas faced by ARTCs and GSRs.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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Co-requisite Modules
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This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed.
Successful completion of Year 3 or equivalent

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Context of the profession in Ireland
Hierarchy of professional bodies, history and socio-political changes affecting the scope of practice.
Professional Bodies
Becoming a member, certification process, insurance, mutual recognition
Scope of Professional Practice
In Ireland versus UK, USA, Canada
Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct
Exploring responsibilities, relationships and behaviours of expert practitioners
Ethical Dilemmas
Exploring situations that pose as dilemmas for practitioners
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment30.00%
End of Module Formal Examination70.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Essay Written Assignment 1,2 20.00 n/a
Other Participation in Online Blackboard Discussion Groups 3,4 10.00 n/a
No Project
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam Written Exam of 2 hours duration 1,2,3,4 70.00 End-of-Semester

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Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 30 Weeks per Stage 1.00
Independent Learning 30 Weeks per Stage 1.00
Total Hours 60.00

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