PROFESSIONAL ETHICS

Course ID: MWW-SE>ETICS
Course title: PROFESSIONAL ETHICS
Semester: 2 / Spring
ECTS: 1
Lectures/Classes: 0 / 0 hours
Field of study: Veterinary Medicine
Study cycle: 1st cycle
Type of course: compulsory
Prerequisites: Humanistic subjects according to study curriculum
Contact person: dr Robert Karczmarczyk
Short description: Graduating the course students knows the rules of the Code of Ethics of Veterinary Profession and The Good Veterinary Practice Code, can assess the professional procedure from ethical point of view, can make up the medical decision according to health status of the animal and ethical regulations, knows the structure and responsibilities of Chamber of Veterinary Surgeons in Poland and other European professional veterinary organisation. Also student can analyze the medical procedure from ethical point of view, student is able to perform a medical activity following ethical regulations, is able to make up the decisions in difficult situations.
Full description: Content of the course unit (detailet description): Professions of public trust , veterinary self-governing organizations What is a profession of public trust?, Historical outline of self-governing organizations. Law basis of activity. Role of the professions of public trust In the society. Structures and goals of the veterinary self-governing organization Structure: National General Assembly of Veterinary Surgeons, Regional Assembly of Veterinary Surgeons, National Council of Veterinary Surgeons, Regional Councils of Veterinary Surgeons, Intercessor of professional Responsibility, National and Regional Veterinary Courts of Veterinary Surgeons, National and Regional Revision Commissions. Code of Ethics of Veterinary Profession. Professional relationship vet to vet and vet to client (animal owner) Principles of ethics based on the Code of Ethics of Veterinary Profession. Ethical issue In everyday practice. Cooperation with other vets, professional organizations and animal owners.. Professional responsibility of veterinary surgeons. Mistakes in veterinary practice. Professional sernice with ethical, medical and law basis. Skills and competences. Professional mistake and medical and professional consequences. Intercessor of Professional Responsibility. Professional Contr of Veterinary Surgeons Clients demands and requirements and complaints. Professional procedures with client’s complaints. Good Veterinary Practice Code European Code of Professional conduct. Federation of Veterinarians in Europe. EAEVE (European Establishment for Evaluation of Veterinary Education). Businesss versus professional ethics. I sit possibile to coexistence? Area of common interest. Doubts. Free market dylemas in thelLight of ethical codes.
Bibliography: 1. Code of Veterinary Professional Ethics (Poland) 2. Good Veterinary Practice Code 3. European Veterinary Code of Conduct
Learning outcomes: Knowledge: - students knows the rules of the Code of Ethics of Veterinary Profession and The Good Veterinary Practice Code - can assess the professional procedure from ethical point of view - can make up the medical decision according to health status of the animal and ethical regulations Skills: - student is able to perform a medical activity following ethical regulations Social competences: - can follow medical procedure from ethical poin of view - can act in a professional ethical way - can make up the dicision in a hard and stress situations - is aware of the necessity of getting involved in the activities professional and self-government organisations
Assessment methods and assessment criteria: Individual written classwork at the end of the course (100%).

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