Course catalogue

The purpose of this module is to help you understand the unique structure of the health sector in New Zealand. Topics include an orientation of the key health sector organisations, and their roles, including District Health Boards, the Health and Disability Commissioner, the Ministry of Health, Primary Health Organisations, Accident Compensation Corporation, and Responsible Authorities.

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This module is designed to give you an overview of the things in the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act that a health practitioner needs to know about. Topics covered in this module are scopes of practice, practising certificates, standards of practice, and notifying competence, health and conduct concerns.

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This module lays out the legal framework for the management of health information. Topics include the obligation of confidentiality, the privacy framework, collection of information, management of collected information, disclosure of information, and consequences of a privacy breach.

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The purpose of this module is to help you understand the key legal principles relating to the law of informed consent. Topics include the right to choose, the key elements of consent, practical steps to aid compliance, and the consequences of treating without consent.

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The purpose of this module is to increase your knowledge about professional boundaries and to highlight the dangers of not maintaining them. Topic areas include what are professional boundaries, treating friends and family, sexual boundaries, and boundaries in the electronic age.

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The purpose of this module is to help you understand the law relating to incompetent patients. Topic areas include foundational principles of providing treatment, the definition of incapacity, others entitled to decide where a patient lacks capacity, treatment without consent, welfare guardians, Enduring Powers of Attorney, advance directives.

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