Professional Conduct and Ethics
Ethics is a relevant and vital aspect of behaviour, providing a guiding philosophy and a set of principles or standards of conduct that govern the behaviour of individuals and organizations. This course will introduce you to the field of ethics and ethical decision-making.
Through group analysis of vignettes and case study handouts, you will identify and resolve ethical dilemmas and evaluate rules and policies, using criteria based on general ethical principles.
We’ll introduce you to the codes of ethics from associations such as the Vocational Rehabilitation Association Canada and the College of Vocational Rehabilitation Professionals.
Course seats are reserved for diploma students until approximately one month before the start date. To take this course individually, click on Register or Join Waitlist below.
- Thu, Aug 4, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time (virtual class)
- Fri, Aug 5, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time (virtual class)
- Sat, Aug 6, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time (virtual class)
What you will learn
After completing this course, you’ll be able to do the following:
- Understand how personal beliefs and characteristics influence professional behaviour
- Set personal limits that enhance self-care and the welfare of consumers
- Describe relevant codes of ethics and ethical decision-making models
- Explain ethical issues: confidentiality, informed consent, respect for vulnerable populations and professional boundaries
- Understand the relationship between competency and ethics
- Identify and resolve ethical dilemmas
- Evaluate rules and policies using criteria based on ethical principles
- Recognize the difference between philosophical and professional ethics and morality
- Recognize the distinction between professionally mandated and legally mandated ethical standards
- Understand the implications and limitations of codes of ethics
- Recognize the importance of professional organizations in defining and enforcing ethical standards
How you will learn and be evaluated
- Expect lectures, case studies and group discussions
- Attend all 21 hours of classes (mandatory)
- Prepare to participate in discussions, review all handouts and complete the homework assignment
You will be evaluated on:
- Individual and group exercises
- Final written assignment
No textbook is required. We will provide all course materials online.
For online courses, you will need a computer with audio and microphone that is connected to the internet. Canvas is the online system that will be used for the course. For more information and online support, visit Online Learning.
Professional development credits
This course may meet the requirements for the following designation:
This course is also pre-approved for continuing education credits from the following organizations:
- Vocational Rehabilitation Association Canada – Continuing Education Units
- BC Association of Kinesiologists – Continuing Education Units
- College of Vocational Rehabilitation Professionals – Continuing Education Units