Course description

This course introduces the foundations of ethical thinking and will review the different perspectives and rationale for ethical decision-making within a behavioural framework. Explore professional codes of ethics that are essential for ethical practice. Learn how to think critically and apply general ethical principles to particular situations. This course provides students with the basis for developing ethical guidelines for practice, examining areas related to legislative acts, an overview of the BACB guidelines of responsible conduct for a behaviour analyst, and the ONTABA/ABA standards of practice. Students will also learn how to evaluate their own professional expertise and limitations for on-going professional development planning.

Course details

Hours: 30
Credits: 2
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None

Please note: This course is offered through OntarioLearn. To review important information such as textbook, exam and grade information, visit the OntarioLearn Information web page.

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Registration dates

Not all courses are offered each term.

Spring 2024 registration opens March 11, 2024. Fall 2024 registration opens July 22, 2024.

Delivery options

In person: classes held in person on a campus/site in a classroom/lab/shop/studio for the course duration

Online - Asynchronous: ​100% online delivery, no scheduled day or time course requirements with the instructor, assigned due dates

Online - Synchronous: 100% online delivery, scheduled day and time course requirements with the instructor, assigned due dates

Hybrid: any combination of in person, timetabled, on campus, online, and hyflex delivery