Course Title: Manage legal and ethical compliance

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2017

Course Code: JUST5756C

Course Title: Manage legal and ethical compliance

School: 174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4367 - Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance

Course Contact: Veemita Kaul

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4662

Course Contact Email: veemita.kaul@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Ludmila Keightley

Email- ludmila.keightley@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 80

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

None

Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to research information about compliance and ethical practice responsibilities, and then develop and monitor policies and procedures to meet those responsibilities.

This unit applies to people working in roles with managerial responsibility for legal and ethical compliance in small to medium sized organisations. There may or may not be a team of workers involved.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance

Element:

1. Research information required for legal compliance

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Identify sources of information about compliance requirements 1.2 Evaluate own area of work and determine scope of compliance requirements 1.3 Access and interpret information relevant to area of work 1.4 1dentify risks, penalties and consequences of non compliance 1.5 Assess and act on need for specialist legal advice

Element:

2. Determine ethical responsibilities

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Identify the ethical framework that applies to the work context 2.2 Incorporate scope of practice considerations as part of ethical practice 2.3 Evaluate responsibilities to workers, clients and the broader community 2.4 Model ethical behaviour in own work

Element:

3. Develop and communicate policies and procedures

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Clearly articulate and document policies and procedures to support legal and ethical practice in readily accessible formats 3.2 Integrate documentation and record keeping requirements into policies and procedures 3.3 Ensure systems protect client information 3.4 Nominate the roles and responsibilities of different people in meeting requirements where multiple people are involved 3.5 Distribute policies, procedures and legal information to colleagues and peers in a timely fashion

Element:

4. Monitor compliance

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Evaluate work practices for non-compliance on an ongoing basis, and implement modifications 4.2 Maintain and update required accreditations or certifications 4.3 Refer issues or breaches of ethical or legal practice to relevant people

Element:

5. Maintain knowledge of compliance requirements

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Identify and use opportunities to maintain knowledge of current and emerging legal requirements and ethical issues 5.2 Share updated knowledge and information with peers and colleagues. 5.3 Pro-actively engage in process of review and improvement


Learning Outcomes



Details of Learning Activities

 

A combination of activities will support students learning in this course, such as:


- Face to face and or online lectures to cover theoretical and practical concepts for each topic in the course
- Students will learn to apply their skills and knowledge to work integrated learning (WIL), during simulations and classroom based learning
- Observations of performance in the clinical placement or simulated environment will be a valuable part of your learning experience
- Tutorial activities (individually and in teams) to discuss, debate, critique and consolidate your ideas and extend your understanding around key concepts within specific topics
- Online discussion and activities support you to collaborate with other students in your course and debate and debate and discuss ideas
- Self directed study time to enhance and strengthen your knowledge and understanding of theoretical concepts
- To further facilitate learning, students are strongly encouraged to use a range of communication tools between themselves and their course instructor as well as between themselves and fellow students by using the online learning platform

 

 

 

 


Teaching Schedule

           

 The classes will be held on Friday afternoon sessions from 9:30-12:30 pm

Law and Ethics in Practice 2017

 

Session

 

Date

 

Class

Activities/Assessments

1

07/07/17

Introduction to Law and Ethics

Legal requirements and Industry Regulations

                 Legal Terminology

 

Class Charter

2.

14/07/17

Personal Ethics and  Boundaries

Responsibilities and Ethics

 

Discussion of Written Knowledge and Assessment Tasks

3

21/07/17

Duty of Care

Negligence

Vicarious Liability

Discussion of Written Knowledge and Assessment Tasks

4

28/07/17

Consent, Client Rights, Informed Consent and Protecting your Reputation

Class Work: Written Knowledge Assessment Task

5

04/08/17

Patients Records and Keeping Accurate Documentation

Privacy and Confidentiality

 

Class Work: Written Knowledge Assessment Task

6

11/08/17

Conflict Management and Communication

Communication Challenges

Class Work: Written Knowledge Assessment Task

     7

18/08/17

Misconduct and Respect for Others

Working with Children

Professionalism & Rights

Class Work: Written Knowledge Assessment Task

    8

25/08/17

 

Death and The Law

 

 Written Assessment Task



 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

Learning Resources on Blackboard

RMIT Library

http://www1.rmit.edu.au/library

Forrester, K., & Griffiths, D. (2014). Essentials of Law for Health Professionals (4th ed.). Chatswood, N.S.W. : Mosby/​Elsevier.

 Steele, J. (2014). Tort Law Text, Cases, and Materials (3rd ed.). Oxford: University Press.

 


Overview of Assessment

This unit is part of an integrated program.
You must demonstrate Performance and Knowledge Evidence of the unit in order to be deemed competent.
Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks.
You may be assessed by:
• Oral or written questioning
• Oral presentations
• Assignments and projects
• Direct observation of actual work practice
• Presentation of a portfolio of evidence which may comprise documents, and/or photographs and/or video and/or audio files
• Work-based activities
• Third-party feedback from a work supervisor/employer
Primary assessment involves on-going practical and applied assessment in a clinical workplace or simulated environment such as a supervised student clinic or at a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) placement activity.
 
Competency based training requires you to be in attendance in order for assessment to be undertaken.
 
Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or online discussions, through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.
 
All Assessment tasks should be performed or submitted by their due dates.
If due to illness or other unforeseen circumstance, you are unable to attend on the due date of an assessment (e.g. test, examination, oral, etc.) OR you do attend, but your performance has been affected, you may submit an APPLICATION FOR SPECIAL CONSIDERATION within 2 working days of the due date. If Special Consideration is granted, you will be given the opportunity to complete/repeat the assessment task at a later date. For advice on this application please visit www.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration  or speak to your Program Coordinator.
If due to illness or other unforeseen circumstance, you are unable to submit by the due date  (e.g. assignment, report, project etc.):
•         you may submit an APPLICATION FOR EXTENSION OF TIME FOR SUBMISSION OF ASSESSABLE WORK for an extension of time of up to seven (7) calendar days or less. This must be lodged with the Program Coordinator 1 working day before the original due date. If granted, you will have the opportunity to submit up to 7 days later than the original due date. For advice on this application please visit www.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment/extension  or speak to your Program Coordinator.
Or:
•         you may submit an APPLICATION FOR SPECIAL CONSIDERATION within 2 working days of the due date. If Special Consideration is granted, you will be given the opportunity to submit the assessment task more than 7 days after the original due date. For advice on this application please visit www.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration  or speak to your Program Coordinator.
 
You are expected to prepare all assignments and other written work in a professional manner. More information on general academic study and writing skills can be found on the “Learning Lab” http://emedia.rmit.edu.au/learninglab/. All work submitted for assessment must be submitted electronically unless otherwise advised.
 
Students must keep a copy of all submitted assessments including electronic copies.
Harvard style is used for all referencing and for bibliography.
 RMIT University has a strict policy on academic integrity and plagiarism and. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy. www.rmit.edu.au/students/academic-integrity
 If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.
 Your rights and responsibilities as a student can be found at http://www1.rmit.edu.au/students/rights-and-responsibilities 
This course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described and referenced at www.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment
 Credit transfer and RPL
Credit transfer is available to students who have already completed the same or similar courses. Recognition of prior learning is available to students who have relevant prior skills or experience. Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=8u7jborsx9dy
 
Assessment Tasks

1. Workbook

2. Clinic skills Checklist


The skills and knowledge to be assessed within this unit replicate real work skills within the industry. 

 

Assessment Matrix

ASSESSMENT METHODS/TYPES OF EVIDENCE:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ASSESSMENT METHODS/TYPES OF EVIDENCE:

 

 

Interview/ Verbal Questioning

Self-Reflections

Assignment/ Project

Case Study or Role Play

Third Party Verification

Workplace Performance

Research or Report

Portfolio of Evidence

Written Tasks

 

 

 

 

 

NATIONAL UNIT CODE : CHCLEG003

NATIONAL UNIT NAME:Manage Legal and Ethical Compliance

RMIT CODE:

CHCLEG003

Co-delivery: Nil

Elements

Performance Criteria

Related Assessment Tasks

Assessment Method/

Types of Evidence  

1.       Research information required for legal compliance

1.1    Identify sources of information about compliance requirements

Workbook

Assignment/project

1.2    Evaluate own area of work and determine scope of compliance requirements

Workbook

Assignment/project

1.3    Acce


Assessment Tasks

 

All class learning materials, notes and other key learning resources can be accessed via myRMIT at www.rmit.edu.au/learninghub.
A combination of activities will support student’s learning in this course, such as:
• Face-to-face &/or online lectures to cover theoretical and practical concepts for each topic in the course
• Students will learn to apply their skills and knowledge to work integrated learning (WIL) in the student & clinical practice environment, during simulations and classroom based learning
• Work experience &/or placements observation of performance in the workplace will be a valuable part of your learning experience
• Tutorial activities (individually and in teams) to discuss, debate, critique and consolidate your ideas and extend your understanding around key concepts within specific topics
• Utilise and develop critical research and cognitive skills to find credible sources of health information
• Self-directed study time (eg. readings or activities around theory) to enhance and strengthen your knowledge and understanding of theoretical concepts
• To further facilitate learning students are strongly encouraged to use a range of communication tools between themselves and their course instructor as well as between themselves and fellow students by using the online learning platform

 

 Assessment tasks

 

Assessment Task

Grading

Submission Time

1. Policies and procedures manual

Satisfactory/ Not yet satisfactory

 

01.09.17

2. Case studies

Satisfactory/ Not yet satisfactory

25.08.17

3.Performance evidence log

Satisfactory/ Not yet satisfactory

25.08.17 

   

  

The students will receive Satisfactory/ Not Yet Satisfactory result for each Assessment Task. The students can receive Competency achieved/ Not yet competent result for this unit of competency.

 

The students are required to receive a Satisfactory result in each task to receive a competency achieved (CA) result for this unit of competency

 


Assessment Matrix

           

 

NATIONAL UNIT CODE: CHCLEG003

NATIONAL UNIT NAME: Manage Legal and Ethical Compliance

RMIT CODE:

CHCLEG003

Co-delivery: Nil

Elements

Performance Criteria

Related Assessment Tasks

Assessment Method/

Types of Evidence  

1.       Research information required for legal compliance

1.1    Identify sources of information about compliance requirements

Case Study, Performance Evidence Book

Assignment/project/Case Study

1.2    Evaluate own area of work and determine scope of compliance requirements

Case Study, Performance Evidence Book

Assignment/project/Case Study

1.3    Access and interpret information relevant to area of work

Case Study, Performance Evidence Book

Assignment/project/Case Study

1.4    1dentify risks, penalties and consequences of non compliance

Case Study, Performance Evidence Book

Assignment/project/Case Study

1.5  Assess and act on need for specialist legal advice 

Case Study, Performance Evidence Book

Assignment/project/Case Study

2.       Determine ethical responsibilities

2.1.  Identify the ethical framework that applies to the work context

Case Study, Performance Evidence Book

Assignment/project/Case Study

2.2.  Incorporate scope of practice considerations as part of ethical practice

Case Study, Performance Evidence Book

Assignment/project/Case Study

2.3.  Evaluate responsibilities to workers, clients and the broader community

Case Study, Performance Evidence Book

Assignment/project/Case Study

2.4.  Model ethical behaviour in own work

Case Study, Performance Evidence Book

Assignment/project/Case Study

3.       Develop and communicate policies and procedures

3.1    Clearly articulate and document policies and procedures to support legal and ethical practice in readily accessible formats

Written Assessment, Performance evidence booklet

Written Task

3.2    Integrate documentation and record keeping requirements into policies and procedures

Case Study, Performance Evidence Book

Assignment/project/Case Study

3.3    Ensure systems protect client information

Case Study, Performance Evidence Book

Assignment/project/Case Study

3.4    Nominate the roles and responsibilities of different people in meeting requirements where multiple people are involved

Verbal Questioning, Performance Evidence Book

Verbal questioning

3.5  Distribute policies, procedures and legal information to colleagues and peers in a timely fashion

Written Assessment, Performance evidence booklet

Written Task

4.       Monitor compliance

4.1    Evaluate work practices for non-compliance on an ongoing basis, and implement modifications

Case Study, Performance evidence booklet

Assignment/project/Case Study

4.2    Maintain and update required accreditations or certifications

Verbal Questioning, Performance Evidence Book

Verbal Questioning

4.3    Refer issues or breaches of ethical or legal practice to relevant people

Case Study, Performance evidence booklet

Assignment/project/Case Study

5. Maintain knowledge of compliance requirements

5.1 Identify and use opportunities to maintain knowledge of current and emerging legal requirements and ethical issues

Case Study, Performance evidence booklet

Assignment/project/Case Study

5.2 Share updated knowledge and information with peers and colleagues.

Written Assessment, Performance evidence booklet

Written Task

5.3 Pro-actively engage in process of review and improvement

Written Assessment, Performance evidence booklet

Written Task

Performance Evidence

There must be evidence that the candidate has: determined the scope of legal and ethical compliance requirements and responsibilities, and developed policies and procedures for at least 1 workplace or business & developed a strategic response to at least 3 different situations where legal or ethical requirements have been breached.

Performance Evidence Booklet

Written task, verbal questioning, case study

Knowledge Evidence

legal responsibilities and liabilities of managers and others in different types of organisation

Performance Evidence Booklet

 

legal and ethical frameworks (international, national state/territory, local), how these apply in the workplace, and the responsibilities of managers in the development and monitoring of policies and procedures, including those related to:

-      children in the workplace

-      codes of conduct

-      codes of practice

-      complaints management

-      continuing professional education

-      discrimination

-      dignity of risk

-      human rights: Universal declaration of human rights, relationship between human needs and human rights, frameworks, approaches and instruments used in the workplace

-      informed consent

-      mandatory reporting

-      practice standards

-      practitioner/client boundaries

-      privacy, confidentiality and disclosure

-      policy frameworks

-      records management

-      rights and responsibilities of workers, employers and clients

-      industrial relations legislation and requirements relevant to organisation

-      specific requirements in the area of work, including: key practices that are prohibited by law, auditing and inspection regimes, main consequences of non-compliance, need to apply for licences and associated mandatory training and certification requirements, statutory reporting requirements, business insurances required including public liability and workers compensation, accreditation requirements, requirements to develop and implement plans, policies, codes of conduct or incorporate certain workplace practices

-      work role boundaries

-      responsibilities and limitations of different people

-      work health and safety

-      sources of information and advice on compliance including: local, state/territory or commonwealth government departments or regulatory agencies, industry associations, plain English documentation that explains legislation

-      functions and operating procedures of regulatory authorities of particular relevance to the health and community service sectors

-      methods of receiving updated information on requirements

-      use of policies and procedures in managing compliance and ethical practice in both internal work practice and external service delivery

-      formats for policies and procedures and what they should include

-      techniques for monitoring compliance

Performance Evidence Booklet

 

Written task, verbal questioning, case study

Assessment Conditions

§  use of suitable facilities, equipment and resources, including: current legislation and regulations, workplace policies and procedures.

Performance Evidence Booklet

Assignment/project

Workplace performance

modelling of industry operating conditions, including: use of real or simulated organisation for which the candidate develops policies and procedures, integration of problem solving activities

Performance Evidence Booklet

Assignment/project

Workplace performance

Foundation Skills

 

 

Core Skills from the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF)

·         Reading

Performance Evidence Booklet

Assignment/project

Workplace performance

·         Writing

Performance Evidence Booklet

Assignment/project

Workplace performance

·         Oral Communication

Performance Evidence Booklet

Assignment/project

Workplace performance

·         Numeracy

Performance Evidence Booklet

Assignment/project

Workplace performance

·         Learning

Performance Evidence Booklet

Assignment/project

Workplace performance

Employability Skills from the Core Skills for Work Framework (CFW)

Performance Evidence Booklet

Assignment/project

 

1.    Navigate the world of work

1a. Manage career and work life

Performance Evidence Booklet

Assignment/project

 

1b. Work with roles, rights and protocols

Performance Evidence Booklet

Assignment/project

 

2.    Interact with others

2a. Communicate for work

Performance Evidence Booklet

Assignment/project

 

2b. Connect and work with  others

Performance Evidence Booklet

Assignment/project

 

2c. Recognise and utilize diverse perspectives

Performance Evidence Booklet

Assignment/project

 

3.    Get the work done

3a. Plan and organise

Performance Evidence Booklet

Assignment/project

 

3b. Make decisions

Performance Evidence Booklet

Assignment/project

 

3c. Identify and solve problems

Performance Evidence Booklet

Assignment/project

 

3d. Create and innovate

Performance Evidence Booklet

Assignment/project

 

3e. Work in a digital world

Performance Evidence Booklet

Assignment/project

 

Course Overview: Access Course Overview