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Topics in Behavior Analysis: Ethical Considerations

Subject Course No. Credit Value
Psychology PSYC 3525 Three (3) credit hours

This course is only open to students registered in the ABA Certificate program

This course will familiarize students with ethical issues, responsibilities, and professional behaviour of behaviour analysts. The case method will be used to explore issues related to informed consent, due process, protection of confidentiality, and selection of least intrusive, least restrictive behaviour change procedures. Ethical decision-making processes and evidence-based practice will be emphasized, and the relationship between ethics and the law will be explored.

Instructor: Sylvie Donais (please contact the instructor if you need an up-to-date syllabus)
Prerequisite: One of PSYC 2613, PSYC 2515, PSYC 3663, or PSYC 3515. Offered online only. Available only to students enrolled in the certificate program. Students who have received credit for PSYC 3365 cannot receive credit for PSYC 3525.

Why take this course?

  • This course will introduce the fundamentals of ethical thinking and decision making within a behavioural framework.
  • Students will learn to apply knowledge of clinical standards and conduct guidelines to clinical situations.
  • This course will lay the foundation for further study and application of behavioral technologies in the welfare of the consumers of behavior analysis.

Course details

Students have six months from the registration date to complete the course. All course exams and/or assignments must be completed by the designated end date.

Assignments and examinations

  • Discussion board (5 x 8 = 40 points) = 8%
  • Unit Quizzes (8 x 10 points = 80 points) = 8%
  • Assignment #1 Midterm assignment (25 points) = 8%
  • Assignment #2 1 x TCPS: Core Modules (35 points) = 8%
  • Assignment #3 (40 points) = 8%
  • Final Exam (invigilated, 300 points) = 60 %

The exam(s) for this course will be invigilated on an approved date using Respondus e-proctoring software (LockDown Browser and Monitor). This is a free tool provided with this course, a webcam is required. More information will be given once you have been registered.

Fees and payments

There is a $150 non-refundable/non-transferable online fee per course in addition to applicable tuition & fees. Learn more about tuition and fees and methods of payment.