This course offers students the foundational knowledge and skills to communicate effectively in a variety of health care workplace settings. Students will review basic medical terminology; discuss the influences of gender and culture; examine channels of communication, including the development of interpersonal and technology-related communication; and the impact of consumer and interdisciplinary communication.
This undergraduate course is 5 weeks.
Attendance and participation are mandatory in all university courses, and specific requirements may differ by course. If attendance requirements are not met, a student may be removed from the course. Please review the Course Attendance Policy in the Catalog for more information.
Topics and Objectives
Ethical Theories, Principles, and Values
- Explain major ethical theories and principles.
- Identify the impact of individual values on ethical decision making.
- Identify problem solving methodologies in relation to ethical issues.
- Differentiate between legal and ethical issues.
- Examine ethical principles, values, and culture in health care organizations and the impact on ethical decision making.
- Evaluate professional and corporate codes of ethics and the impact on organizational culture.
- Identify organizational leadership strategies for legal and ethical compliance.
Management and Ethical Decision Making
- Examine the role of the health care manager in ethical decision making.
- Evaluate common ethical issues faced by health care managers.
- Examine organizational resources used to resolve ethical conflicts.
Biomedical Ethical Issues
- Explain biomedical ethical issues in health care.
- Identify human subject research protections and their ethical impact.
- Describe ethical issues related to informed consent, advanced directives, and surrogate decision making.
Public Health Ethics and Social Responsibility
- Identify public health ethical issues and social responsibility.
- Evaluate the responsibility of health care managers and organizations on public health ethics and social responsibility.
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While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. More information about eligibility requirements, policies, and procedures can be found in the catalog.
Transferability of credit is at the discretion of the receiving institution. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm whether or not credits earned at University of Phoenix will be accepted by another institution of the student’s choice.