CT5023: Professional Issues


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CT5023: Professional Issues

Module Title Professional Issues
Module Code CT5023
Module Tutor Lee Campbell
School Business School
CAT Points 15
Level of Study 5
Brief Description Professional issues introduces students to the professional and ethical issues of computing disciplines and facilitates the consideration of these professional and ethical issues within the business arena, allowing students to reflect on maximising their own employability within organisations of the 21st century.
Indicative Syllabus The module content includes: the nature of a profession and professionalism, professional bodies in computing disciplines, computer misuse, law and ethics in computing, intellectual property rights, accessibility, sustainability, professional life-long learning, personal and professional development planning.
Learning Outcomes A student passing this module should be able to:
  1. Demonstrate an understanding of relevant codes of conduct and practice,
  2. Critically evaluate professional and ethical issues arising within a sociological context,
  3. Evaluate and synthesise ethical problems that arise from the professional use of new technologies,
  4. Critically assess the merits of different ethical frameworks within an information and communication technologies environment,
  5. Appreciate the need to plan continuing personal and professional development.
Learning and Teaching Activities Scheduled Contact Hours: 24
Independent Learning Hours: 126
Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 100% Coursework: Individual, standard written: 2500 words or equivalent
Special Assessment Requirements
Indicative Resources The current reading list can be found in the Module Guide, which your lecturer should make available via Moodle.

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