LAW546 Ethics, Advocacy and Human Rights (8)

This subject will critically evaluate law, ethics and human rights and their relationship in and to case management. Particular emphasis will be given to understanding the concept of advocacy and the ways in which graduates might positively influence legal and formal processes and outcomes for vulnerable and disadvantaged people. Students will be able to apply a decision-making framework that incorporates ethics, legal considerations, human rights and risk management in the context of operational management and budgetary responsibility.

Availability

Session 2 (60)
Online
Bathurst Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: LAW546. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System

HD/FL

Duration

One session

School

Centre for Law and Justice

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the values, principles and standards of practice articulated in the professional codes of ethics;
  • be able to identify and analyse ethical approaches relevant to case management;
  • be able to identify and analyse value conflicts and ethical dilemmas that occur in a case management and care coordination setting and apply frameworks that are informed by legal statutory and ethical principles to resolve those issues;
  • be able to examine and apply the different types of advocacy required when working with people with reduced decision-making capacity and people facing discrimination;
  • be able to identify and apply the principles, skills and strategies involved in case management advocacy;
  • be able to understand and critique how international human rights law has shaped government policy and impacts on individuals' rights; and
  • be able to apply a decision-making framework that incorporates ethics, legal considerations, human rights and risk management in the context of operational management and budgetary responsibility.

Syllabus

This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Ethical and legal approaches to case management
  • Application of ethical approaches
  • Issues in practice and the application of ethical approaches
  • Advocacy Techniques - written and oral
  • Application of advocacy techniques
  • Case Study: Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
  • Risk Management
  • Budgetary Responsibility

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: June 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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