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Ethics Level 3 100 Hours Certificate Course
Learn About Ethics
Ethics course online. Ethics might simply be described as the study of “What is right and what is wrong”. Another way of defining ethics is “those norms and rules of conduct that distinguish between acceptable and unacceptable behaviour”. Ethics is commonly thought of as a subdivision within the broader discipline of “philosophy” (Philosophy is the study of human thoughts)
This Level 3 course has been accredited by the CMA - The Complimentary Medical Association. On completion of any qualifying module, you can join as a "Fully Qualified Practitioner" and be entitled to use the post-nominal letters "MCMA" after your name. CMA Full Membership is a privileged position and the fact that you have been accepted for CMA Membership demonstrates that you have a clear commitment to standards and professionalism. CMA Members in all categories are recognised as the elite in their field.
The study of ethics is commonly divided into three areas:
1. Meta Ethics
2. Normative Ethics
3. Applied Ethics
- Meta Ethics attempts to understand what ethical positions are.
- Normative Ethics attempts to understand how we should respond to an ethical position.
- Applied Ethics attempts to apply ethics to make decisions and take actions in the real world; whether at work, home or play (or anywhere else).
This course will benefit people in a range of careers including:
- Social work
- Caring roles
- Health professions
- Human resources
Lesson Structure: Ethics BPS217
There are 9 lessons in this course:
1 Overview and Introductory Ethics
- Who invented ethics – What are its origins?
- Ethics and Philosophy
- Current Ethical Theories:
- Divine Command Theory of Ethics
- The Theory of Forms Theory of Ethics
- Theory of Relative Ethics
- The Three Areas of Ethics
- What determines your own Ethics/ Sense of Morality?
2 Arguing an Ethical Position – An Overview of Meta Ethics
- Metaethical Theories
- Expressivism Theories (Non-Cognitive)
3 Accommodating Varying Viewpoints
- Different Ethical Viewpoints
- Ethical Dilemmas
- 4 Virtues and Morality
- Developmental Model of Virtue Ethics
5 Reasons for Ethical Decisions
- Theories of Ethical Decision- Making
- The Theories in More Detail
- The Principle of Double Effect
6 The Social Contract
- Principle of Self-Interest
- Theories of Social Contract
- Twentieth Century Social Contract Theory
7 Applied Ethics A - An Individual’s Rights
- Basic Human Rights
- The Underpinning Values of Human Rights
- Categories of Human Rights
- Human Rights Breaches
- Applied Ethics A
8 Applied Ethics B - An Ethical Society
- What Is An Ethical Society?
- Applied Ethics B
- Case Study: African Caribbean People and Schizophrenia
9 Applied Ethics C - Ethics in Work and Business
- Why do Organisations Need Ethics?
- Applied Ethics C - Organisations and Professions
- Benefits of Ethics in Healthcare
Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the school's tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.
Learning Goals: Ethics BPS217
- Understand the scope, nature and language of ethics
- Demonstrate a capacity to argue varying viewpoints about ethics
- Discuss how conflicting points of view might be rationalized in ethics
- Discuss the virtues found or lacking in different people and groups of people
- Identify how and why different people will choose to adopt one ethical position rather than another
- Explain the social contract
- Explain how ethics can be applied to determine and manage the rights of individuals
- Explain how ethics can be applied to better manage the effective functioning of human societies
- Explain how ethics can be applied by people in the work they do, on a daily basis and throughout an entire career
Practical (Set Tasks)
Your learning experience with ADL will not only depend on the quality of the course, but also the quality of the person teaching it. This course is taught by Iona Lister and your course fee includes unlimited tutorial support throughout. Here are Iona's credentials:
Licentiate, Speech and Language Therapy, UK, Diploma in Advanced Counselling Skills.
Iona has been a clinician and manager of health services for fifteen years, and a trainer for UK-based medical charities, focusing on psychosocial issues, mental health disorders, and also the promotion of communication skills for people in helping roles. She tutors and facilitates groups via workshops and teleconferences, and now specialises in Sight Loss. As a freelance writer, she contributes regular feature articles for magazines, has written five published books, as well as published courses relating to personal development and counselling skills.
Iona has also written published books, courses and articles across a wide range of subjects, mostly in the areas of health, counselling, psychology, crafts and wildlife.
She has drawn experience from clinical and managerial experience within the NHS as well as medical and humanitarian subjects. She has been a regular feature writer and expert panel member of a national magazine for six years.
Books include: A Guide to Living with Alzheimer's Disease (and associated dementias), The Psychology of Facial Disfigurement; a Guide for Health and Social Care Professionals, When a Medical Skin Condition Affects the Way you Look; A Guide to Managing Your Future, Facing Disfigurement with Confidence, Cross Stitch: A Guide to Creativity and Success for Beginners.
Courses written include: Mental Health and Social Work, Counselling Skills, Understanding and Responding to Substance Misuse, Journalling for Personal Development, Guided Imagery, Stress Management.
Current work includes: Tutor: Courses associated with Creative Writing, Counselling Skills, Psychology, Holistic Therapy, Certified Hypnotherapist and Hypnotension Practitioner.
Facilitator of Teleconference Groups: Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB)
Trainer (Skills for Seeing): Macular Society
Reviewer of Books/Information: Macmillan Cancer Support
Fundraiser: Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), Embroidery/Art Groups Facilitator, Board Member
Website Manager: The Strathcarron Project, Coordinator (Delaware & Tennessee) Human Writes
Assessment is based on a combination of completing all assignments and sitting for a final short one and a half hour exam, in your own location.
If you don’t cope well with exams then you may elect to undertake a project instead. This is a popular option.
In addition, most modules have a Set Task at the end of each lesson placed before the assignment. This is an opportunity to undertake practical work to help you acquire knowledge and skills and practical experience. This ADL feature is an added bonus not found at most online schools. Set Tasks are not required for assessment.
Some courses also have optional Self-Tests which are available on our online learning platform. These are not available by correspondence or by USB, and do not form part of your overall grade.
How our courses work
- Choose Your Learning Method
You choose how you would like to receive your course material, i.e., Online, USB or Correspondence. The choice is yours. You may also work on online or offline.
- Tutor Allocation
Every student is assigned their own dedicated tutor who is an expert in their subject area. They provide as much or as little individual contact as you require. You can contact your tutor whenever you need – your hours are not limited.
- Feedback and Assignments
Tutor Feedback is an essential component in helping you understand the subject matter. Tutor feedback is given in the form of notes written on the assignment. We encourage you to contact your Tutor where help with clarification and understanding of course material may be required.
Your assignments are located at the end of each lesson. You submit them for marking whenever you are ready. There is no time limit.
- Set Tasks and Self-Tests
Most modules have a Set Task at the end of each lesson before for the assignment. This is where you get the opportunity to undertake practical work to help you acquire knowledge, skills and practical experience. Many modules also have short Self-Tests.
Once all assignments have been completed you may then elect to sit for a one and half hour exam in your own location. If you prefer not to take the exam you do have the option to undertake a project instead.
Once the exam or project part of the course is completed, your Certificate is then processed. Please allow approximately 4 weeks for this.
- Design Your Own Qualification
ADL offers students the flexibility to self-design their own qualification – bundling together a combination of 100-hour modules into a qualification higher than a certificate.
What your tuition fees include
- All Course Material via Online, USB or Correspondence
- Assignments Marked
- Professional Tutor Feedback
- Set Tasks - Practical Exercises to help you develop skills
- Self-Tests – multiple choice questions at the end of lessons in most modules
- Unlimited Personal Tutor Support – via our student classroom
- Committed and Friendly Admin Support – vital to your success
- ADL Ebook where relevant
- All ADL Exam or Project fees (exception RHS exams)
- Qualification Certificate
- Official Transcript with assignment grades
- Student Manual
- Academic Writing course (optional - 10 hours only)
- Critical Thinking course (optional - 10 hours only)
- Job Seekers Careers Guide
- Study Tips on How To Study Better
- Career Counselling by ADL Staff
- CV Writing Help, Tips and Advice