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2021/22 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue

IDEA5290M Professional Ethics Project

15 creditsClass Size: 30

In light of the effect of COVID-19 and lockdown restrictions on students' learning experiences, the School of PRHS have made the decision to modify assessment in Semester 2 modules in the 2020-21 academic year. Changes may involve reducing the number of assessment points (e.g. assessing one essay rather than two) or reducing word counts where it is possible to do so whilst protecting the integrity of the module's Learning Outcomes. Information on any changes to assessment is available to enrolled students in the Minerva module area, and can also be sought from the module leader or the PRHS SES team.

Module manager: Dr Graham Bex-Priestley
Email: G.Bex-Priestley@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Sep to Aug View Timetable

Year running 2021/22

Pre-requisites

IDEA5210MIntroduction to Ethics: Reasons, Motivation, Obligations and
IDEA5220MProfessional Issues 1
IDEA5230MAgents and Professional Responsibility

This module is not approved as an Elective

Objectives

Students will work with a tutor to develop a project which they will then research in detail. Their project may be on any topic in the field of applied and professional ethics, but they will be encouraged to choose something closely related to their experience in the workplace or professional practice.

Learning outcomes
On completion of this module, students should have an ability to:
- understand the critical issues bearing on an aspect of professional or applied ethics in some depth;
- evaluate critically and in detail some of the main theoretical approaches to a particular issue in professional or applied ethics;
- apply this understanding to the thoughtful development of a line of argument regarding an issue in professional or applied ethics, which reflects their own critical engagement with the material studied.


Syllabus

To be developed in consultation with project supervisor.

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Supervision41.004.00
Private study hours146.00
Total Contact hours4.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)150.00

Private study

Students will work with a tutor to develop a project which they will then research in detail. Their project may be on any topic in the field of applied and professional ethics, but they will be encouraged to choose something closely related to their experience in the workplace or professional practice.

They will produce a 4,000 word essay, or presentation equivalent. There may be scope for group projects, with a common mark given for assessment, but only with the agreement of the Programme Leader.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Students will be supervised by a tutor and required to submit draft portions of their project, as well as keeping in regular contact by email or phone, and through the VLE.

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Essay4000 words100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 12/11/2021 10:24:50

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