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AHRO Masterclass in Nursing Ethics and Professional Deontology is a Course

AHRO Masterclass in Nursing Ethics and Professional Deontology

Time limit: 90 days
20 credits

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Full course description


This course prepares the learner to professionally provide care that meets health needs of the individual, family, and community. It will also boost the learners’ knowledge about how to deal with different nursing / midwifery situations in an ethical manner and within limits of the law. This course is a set of 20 credits in time limit of 3 months (204 hours) which include theory (108 hours), and self-directed learning (96 hours).


After taking part in this course, the learners should be able to:

  • demonstrate advanced knowledge in relation to the expended and extended role and responsibilities of the professional nurse/ midwife.
  • apply high levels of decision making and problem solving concepts in relation to ethical principles while providing nursing / midwifery care.
  • adopt critical thinking skills in dealing with legal issues in nursing / midwifery
  • Use high level communication skills as cornerstone in therapeutic relationships. 


Total course duration - 3 months = 12 weeks Theory - 3 hours per week for 3 days = 9 hours x 12 weeks = 108 hours Self-Directed Learning (SDL) - 8 hours per week for 12 weeks = 96 hours Total = 108 + 96 = 204 hours


Module 1: Code of ethics in Nursing / Midwifery care Scope of nursing / midwifery practice Qualities of professional nurse / midwife Fundamental responsibilities of the nurse / midwife Expended and extended role of nurse / midwife Human, patients’ rights, and responsibilities

Module 2: Ethical Principles Privacy and Confidentiality Empathy and Beneficence Accountability Integrity

Module 3: Legal Issues in Nursing & Midwifery Negligence Malpractice Invasion of privacy Deformation of character Ethical dilemma

Module 4: Therapeutic communication skills in nursing and midwifery profession Techniques to improve listening skills in nursing and midwifery profession Techniques to improve talking skills in nursing and midwifery profession Barriers to effective communication


To be admitted in this program, a candidate must be graduates from any of the medical, nursing or healthcare professions - post registration.


Interactive lectures conducted online (virtual learning environment) and on-site, problem-solving, and case-based approaches to learning. Course materials include lecture notes, PowerPoint presentation slides, and other relevant materials applicable to the course/ module.


  • The course will be assessed using the table below: 
  • Formative Assessment 30%
  • Summative Assessment 60%
  • Attendance 10%


Upon completion of the course, successful learners will be awarded with a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) certificate, provided they have passed their formative assessment at 50% and summative assessments at 50%, with 90% attendance in all the course activities.