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Some ethical problems might be straightforward, but many are complex and may involve analysis and a re-evaluation of one’s value system and moral foundation.. As the healthcare industry evolves due to global driving forces, the doctor will increasingly be challenged in making business decisions without compromising professional ethics. This course is intended to provide participants with an appreciation of the need for continual refl¬ection on the ethical dimension of medicine and how to deal with everyday ethical issues in their practices.

This course will equip you with a way to evaluate honesty, transparency and respect for the patient within the clinicians own conscience and moral principles. It will provide you with the necesarry tools to navigate ethical quandaries in patient care effectively.

Registered with the Department of Education as a Private Institution of Higher Education under the higher education act, 1997. Reg No. 2002/HE07/013

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Who Should Enrol

  • General practitioners
  • Healthcare providers.

Course Content

MODULE 1: Professional ethics in the healthcare environment

  • Introduction to ethics
  • Health ethics principles, ethical theories and approaches
  • Ethical decision making
  • Ethics, committees and peer review mechanisms

MODULE 2: SA legal system, health law and human rights

  • Legislation and policy
  • Bodies dealing with legislation
  • Policies and governance
  • Relationship between ethics law and human rights

MODULE 3: Relationships in the healthcare environment

  • Healthcare professionals and patients
  • Informed consent
    • Confidentiality and data
  • -Practitioners and social media
  • -Practitioners and telemedicine
  • -Third party requests
  • -Insurers
  • -Medical schemes
  • -Research
  • Healthcare professionals, their colleagues and allied healthcare professionals
    • Hierarchy and the changing relations in healthcare provision
    • Ethical rules between healthcare professionals
    • Employment and locums
    • Supersession and itinerant practices
    • Scope of practice and referrals
    • Communications with collegues
    • Practitioners with other qualifications or interests
    • Impairment

Course Design

The course consists of 2 parts:

  • A 2-day interactive workshop based on participatory learning methods suitable for adult learners.
  • A self-study component. The comprehensive self-study manual has been developed by leading experts to support learners.


Accredited according to the HPCSA’s Medical and Dental Board Guidelines for Health Care Professionals for 30 Ethical CEUs on Level 2.


To qualify for the certificate of completion for this short course, workshop participants should successfully complete the assessment process consisting of MCQs.


R 3 000.00 (Inclusive of all VAT and taxes where applicable.)

This includes all study material and assessment.

Date Venue
5-26 January 2020 Gauteng
22-23 February 2020 Klerksdorp
16-17 May 2020 Gauteng
18-19 July 2020 PE (EC)
24-25 October 2020 Kimberley (NC)