Health, Wellness and Social Services

Ethics and Professionalism

14 weeks Ontario College Certificate

Overview

This course will introduce the foundations of ethical thinking and will review the different perspectives and rationale for ethical decision-making within a behavioural framework. Students will be introduced to professional codes of ethics that are essential for ethical practice. They will learn how to think critically and apply general ethical principles to particular situations through the use of case studies, practice vignettes, structured exercises and group discussions. This course will provide participant with the basis for developing ethical guidelines for practice, examining areas related to legislative acts, an overview of the BACB® guidelines of responsible conduct for a behaviour analyst and the ONTABA/ABA standards of practice. Students will also learn how to evaluate their own professional expertise and limitations for ongoing professional development planning.

Graduate of an education or human services diploma or degree in Social Service Worker, Child and Youth Worker, Early Childhood Education, Educational Assistant, Recreation and Leisure Services, or Developmental Service Worker program.

  • Current Standard First Aid and CPR Level C certification. Students must remain current throughout the program up to time of graduation.
  • Completion of a Non-Violent Crisis Prevention and Intervention Course (CPI) at the student’s own expense. Intervention Course (CPI) is a co-requisite course and must be completed by the end of Field Placement I.
  • Students may be required to travel for this course.
  • Completed Confidential Student Health Record.
  • Up-to-date immunization and a recent 2-step TB skin test.
  • Current Criminal Reference Check (must be less than one year old and renewed on a yearly basis).

Standard Fee $314.20

Senior Fee $285.85

Most college level courses require textbooks; textbooks are not included in the course fees. It is the student’s responsibility to purchase any required textbooks.

Textbooks are available at the Campus Shop for in class, Contact North, and iLearn/D2L courses. The Campus Shop does not carry most OntarioLearn textbooks. OntarioLearn textbooks can be purchased at www.textnet.ca.

Students may also purchase textbooks from a source of their choice, but the ISBN must match.

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Learning outcomes represent culminating demonstrations of learning and achievement. In addition, learning outcomes are interrelated and cannot be viewed in isolation of one another. As such, they should be viewed as a comprehensive whole. They describe performances that demonstrate that significant integrated learning by graduates of the program has been achieved.