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Ethical and Legal Issues in Nursing and Caregiving

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Ethical and Legal Issues in Nursing and Caregiving
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Health Care, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2012
Module code: BAP3505
The exam administration creates a SAP-Submodule-No for every exam type in every module. The SAP-Submodule-No is equal for the same module in different study programs.
Hours per semester week / Teaching method:
The count of hours per week is a combination of lecture (V for German Vorlesung), exercise (U for Übung), practice (P) oder project (PA). For example a course of the form 2V+2U has 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of exercise per week.
5S (5 hours per week)
ECTS credits:
European Credit Transfer System. Points for successful completion of a course. Each ECTS point represents a workload of 30 hours.
Semester: 5
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Course achievement

[updated 01.10.2020]
Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

BAP3505 (P311-0081) Health Care, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2012 , semester 5, mandatory course
BAP3505 (P311-0081) Health Care, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2014 , semester 5, mandatory course
Workload of student for successfully completing the course. Each ECTS credit represents 30 working hours. These are the combined effort of face-to-face time, post-processing the subject of the lecture, exercises and preparation for the exam.

The total workload is distributed on the semester (01.04.-30.09. during the summer term, 01.10.-31.03. during the winter term).
75 class hours (= 56.25 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 150 hours (equivalent to 5 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 93.75 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
BAP1101 Nursing and Caregiving as a Profession: Preparatory Orientation Course
BAP1102 Perception, Communication and Relationships
BAP2102 Understanding Patient Needs
BAP2406. Curative Nursing Care: Surgical and Drug Treatments

[updated 05.08.2015]
Recommended as prerequisite for:
BAP5602 Case Management: Organizing and Managing the Provision of Nursing Care
BAP6701 Helping, Showing, Advising: Educational Aspects of Nursing Care II

[updated 05.08.2015]
Module coordinator:
Prof. Robert Roßbruch
Désirée Schäfer
htwsaar extern

[updated 05.08.2015]
Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this module, students will:
_ have acquired a basic understanding of the ethical dimension of nursing care.
_ be professionally competent in ethical (nursing) care. They will be able to identify and systematically analyze ethical dimensions in concrete contexts.

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Module content:
1. Principles and central concepts of ethics
2. Classic positions in ethics
3. Ethical problems in nursing practice

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Teaching methods/Media:
Seminaristic instruction, group work, case discussions, video sequence analysis

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Recommended or required reading:
The current module reading list is handed out by the lecturer.

[updated 01.12.2020]
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