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Students will be given the opportunity to become familiar with the ethical codes and guidelines of the Ministry of Health’s code of conduct for public healthcare staff and the operation of their regulating bodies; explore in depth, within the context of ethical practice, professional issues related to working with clients or patients, other professionals, employers and employees and institutions and organisations; become familiar with current ethical theories as they relate to professional practice and proficient in analysis of ethical issues and problems that psychologists are likely to encounter in their professional practice; and develop a personal conceptual framework for approaching ethical and professional issues.
Intended learning outcomes
Through this module, students will develop an understanding and appreciation of ethical principles in clinical psychology practice. The module aims for students to
(i) be familiar with international ethical standards and their application in Singapore,
(ii) demonstrate awareness of potential ethical dilemmas across different contexts and approach these using appropriate decision-making strategies,
(iii) understand the importance of developing and maintaining professional skills and competencies,
(iv) demonstrate good insight into ethical obligations as professional clinical psychologists,
(v) appreciate the importance of practising with cultural sensitivity, and
(vi) understand the Ministry of Health’s code of conduct for public healthcare staff.
Advanced information interpretation skills
Advanced analytic, integration and problem solving skills
Advanced written skills
Last updated: 2 December 2019