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Mindanao Medical Foundation College

P. Villanueva St., Agdao, Davao City


Tel No.: (082) 221 6225
Physical Therapy Department
COURSE OUTLINE
Subject Code
Course Title
Description

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Course
Credit
Contact
Hours
Placement
Pre
requisite
Gen
Objectives

Ethics
Ethics in Physical Therapy
This course deals with application of ethical principles and the
process of ethical reasoning to situations and dilemmas
encountered by Physical Therapists in practice.
2 units lecture only

2 hours lecture per week (60 hours lecture per semester)

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Third Year; 2nd semester


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Course
Content
PRELIM

SEMI
MIDTERM

MIDTERM

At the end of the course, the student should be able to:


1. To discuss the ethical principles
2. Relate the ethical theories to ethical principles
3. Apply the professional behaviours expected of a PT
4. Analyze given situations/dilemma according to ethical
principles, Code of ethics, Standards of Practice and relevant
laws
5. Recognize the importance of Code of Ethics in professional
practice
A. Orientation of VMG of the school
B. Policies and Guidelines of the school
C. Introduction of the Course Outline
D. Ethical Principles
1. Beneficence
2. Normaleficence
3. Autonomy
4. Least Harm
5. Justice
E. Ethical Theories
1. Deontology
2. Utilitarianism
3. Rights
4. Casuist
5. Virtue
A. Foundation of Law and Ethics
1. Definition of Law
2. Definition of ethics
3. Comparing asoect of the following:
3.1law
3.2ethics
3.3moral values
3.4bioethics
3.5etiquette
3.6protocol
4. Code of Ethics for Physical Therapy
A. Law relevant to PT Practice
1. Intentional Torts
B. Professional Liability and Medical Malpractice
1. Liability
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SEMI FINAL

FINAL

Grading
System

2. Standard of Care
3. Duty of Care
4. Privacy
5. Confidentiality
6. Res Ipsa Loquitor
7. Negligence
8. Malpractice
A. Rights of Patients
B. Communicating with Patients
C. Bioethics: Social Issues
1. Bioethical issues
1.1Abortion
1.2Contraception
1.3Genetic engineering
1.4Organ and tissue
2. Do-not-resuscitate orders
A. Death and Dying
1. Attitudes towards death and dying
2. Determination
B. The Grieving Process
C. Palliative and Curative Care
D. Hospice Care
The students prelim to final grade are computed as follows:
Periodical Exam
60%
Class participation, assignments, activity, projects
Quizzes
25%
Attendance
5%

10%

100%
Tentative Final Grade = Average of 5 Grading Period X 60%
Final Grade = Tentative Final Grade + 40% of Comprehensive Exam
Course
Requirement

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Quizzes
Reporting
Periodical Examination
Submission of Journals / Readings if any

Textbook /
Reference

1. Karen Judson & Sharon Hicks. Law and ethics for medical
careers. N.Y. USA: Glencoe McGraw-Hill Companies
2. Laura Evelyn P. Ciabal. Health Ethics. A guide for health allied
professions educational publishing
3. Jane Walter. Physical therapy management. An integrated
science. Philadelphia. USA: F.A. Davis Company

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