Department of Counselling and Psychology Course Outline
Course Title Ethics: Professional Issues and Personal Awareness
Course Code COUN330
Number of Credits 3
Duration of Weeks 15
Contact Hours Per Week 2 hours Lecture; 1 hour Tutorial
Pre-requisite Course(s) N/A
Course Aims
This course aims to introduce the process and models of ethical decision making as well as to enhance professional preparation of students for their internship and future career. Self-awareness in relation to ethical and legal issues is emphasized, in view of the fact that although ethical principles and ethical codes provide general standard, these guidelines are not sufficiently explicit to deal with every situation. This course facilitates students to think through the ethical decision-making process and make a sound judgment to further the best interest of their clients. Moreover, the course will enhance the students’ preparation for their internship as well as their future career planning with an open and self-critical attitude.
Course Intended Learning Outcomes (CILOS)

Upon completion of this course student should be able to:

1. Describe the role of the code of ethics and ethical principles in the counselling
2. Apply an ethical decision-making model to the circumstances with ethical issues and
3. Design a mental health plan according to professional requirements;
4. Examine ways for maintaining therapeutic/working relationship with client(s) and
    professional responsibilities in different clinical and research settings.
Assessment Tasks
Professional Planning Portfolio
Case Study
Class Quizzes
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