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Mental Health Ethics (Module)

Module description

Psychiatric practitioners and other mental health professionals face a set of distinctive ethical questions that link into deep philosophical issues to do with the mind and the self. This module addresses a range of central issues in the area: how to define mental disorder and the relevance of neuroscience; humanistic approaches to understanding mental disorder; authenticity and treatment; ethical dilemmas concerning autonomy and psychopathology, particularly in relation to substituted decisions and advance directives; and the question of why mental disorder is taken to be relevant to moral and criminal responsibility.

Staff information

Dr Jillian Craigie

Teaching pattern

2 hours / week

Module assessment - more information

3500 word essay

Key information

Module code 7FFLG918

Credit level 7

Assessment coursework

Credit value 20

Semester Full-year

Study abroad module No