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Short course in Relationships in Healthcare Environment

9 Ethical Points Only R 999.99 (incl VAT)


The healthcare team is a dynamic entity that in South Africa is frequently overburdened by heavy patient loads. Understanding and respecting the roles of each healthcare professional is crucial in establishing effective patient care.

Healthcare professionals need to ensure that they adhere to the ethical and moral codes between professionals to ensure that patients are treated fairly. Professionals should also practice according to an interdisciplinary ethical code to foster trust within the healthcare environment.

This course will equip you with the necessary tools to navigate your way through the complex field of interdisciplinary ethical behaviour.

Who Should Enroll

General practitioners and Healthcare providers.

Course Design

This is an online course. Participants have three months from date of registration to complete the assessment process.

Course Content

  • Healthcare professionals and patients
  • Informed consent
  • Confidentiality and data
    • Practitioners and social media
    • Practitioners and telemedicine
    • Third party requests
    • Insurers
    • Medical schemes
    • Research
  • Healthcare professionals, their colleagues and allied healthcare professionals
    • Hierarchy and the changing relations in healthcare provision
    • Ethical rules between healthcare professionals
    • Employment and locums
    • Supersession and itinerant practices
    • Scope of practice and referrals
    • Communications with colleagues
    • Practitioners with other qualifications or interests
    • Impairment


Participants are assessed on the self-study component of the course through means of a multiple choice questionnaire for which a pass mark of 70% is required.


Accredited according to the HPCSA’s Medical and Dental Board Guidelines for Health Care Professionals for 9 Ethical CEUs on Level 2.


To qualify for the certificate of completion for this short course, participants should complete the self-study component and successfully pass the assessment.

Course Fee

R999.99 (Inclusive of all VAT and taxes where applicable.)


Tel: 012 816 9000 | Fax: 086 550 3692
Email: healthscience@foundation.co.za

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