UniSQ Logo
The current and official versions of the course specifications are available on the web at https://www.usq.edu.au/course/specification/current.
Please consult the web for updates that may occur during the year.

HMT2000 Ethical Issues and Human Rights

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Humanities & Communication
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules
Version produced : 27 January 2023


Pre-requisite: HMT1000


Ethical professional and research practice is a key requirement of all graduates, with evolving community expectations, legal requirements and professional demands. This applies to a range of professions, and to research ethics in the humanities, sciences and social sciences.

This course introduces students to the main legal, ethical, and social justice responsibilities that are integral to professional and research contexts. While considering a range of approaches to moral philosophy, students will focus on a rights based approach, together with an awareness of contemporary social justice issues. Examples and applications will be taken from a range of professions (e.g. human services, journalism) and codes of research ethics (e.g. human subjects, animal ethics).

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2022 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 1, 2022 Online
Date printed 27 January 2023