PBM004 Professional ethics

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2020

The course is not taught in Spring 2020

Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 6 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Mgr. Danka Cieślarová (lecturer)
Mgr. Helena Klimusová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. PhDr. Dana Knotová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Dana Knotová, Ph.D.
Department of Educational Sciences - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Ivana Klusáková
Supplier department: Department of Psychology - Faculty of Arts
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

The capacity limit for the course is 25 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/25, only registered: 0/25
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
Professional ethics course focuses on various types of professional conduct, which have an ethical dimension. The sequence of situations is structured on the basis of moral relationship of the individual to   profession and professional work, clients, colleagues, and in relation to   institution. Individual situations will be discussed from the perspective of internal freedom, conscience and standards (codes of conduct) of the profession of social educator or counselor. The aim of the course is to acquaint students with   ethical professional standards and to teach them to prevent ethical problems to some degree and to understand models of ethical decision-making.
Learning outcomes
to identify individual types of professional conduct that have an ethical dimension describe the main features of ethical codes describe the professional standards relating to the performance of the profession of social pedagogue
  • Introduction: the importance and application of ethics in helping professions. Basic concepts of ethics: ethical discourses and dimensions. Ethical issues and ethical dilemmas. Selected ethical theories: consequentialist, deontological, social / virtue based theories. Fundamental ethical principles. Ethical reasoning and decision making, ethical problems solving. Professional codes of ethics, possible preventive measures and sanctions.
    required literature
  • KOPŘIVA, Karel. Lidský vztah jako součást profese : psychoterapeutické kapitoly pro sociální, pedagogické a zdravotnické profese [Kopřiva, 2000]. 4. vyd. Praha: Portál, 2000. 147 s. ISBN 80-7178-429-X. info
    recommended literature
  • JANKOVSKÝ, Jiří. Etika pro pomáhající profese (The ethics for care occupations). 1. vyd. PRAHA: Triton, 2003. 223 pp. ISBN 80-7254-329-6. URL URL info
  • Blízké a vzdálené :etické teorie a principy práce s lidmi. Edited by Jan-Olav Henriksen - Arne Johan Vetlesen - Miluše Juříčková. 1. vyd. Boskovice: ALBERT, 2000. 210 s. ISBN 80-85834-85-5. info
Teaching methods
Teaching methods: lectures and seminars. Reading.
Assessment methods
To pass the exam, student has to attend at least 80 % of seminars and to write an essay (home written).
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.

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