The specialisation examines the role of law within contemporary healthcare, providing a sound introduction to the institutions and organisations associated with medical law and the interrelationships between them. It explores the practical context within which medical law operates in order to develop an understanding of the theoretical and ethical issues that underpin it. A foundation module introduces students who are new to the study of law to the key principles and institutions associated with the legal system, core medico-legal concepts and research methods.
This specialisation attracts students from a wide range of professional and academic backgrounds including medicine, law and nursing. A foundation module introduces students who are new to the study of law to the key principles and institutions associated with the legal system alongside the core medico-legal concepts and research methods.
Graduates in recent years from the Medical Law and Ethics specialisation have pursued a variety occupations, including specialisation in the practice of medical law, employment in the office of the Health Service commissioner, and the furthering of their medical careers with the National Health Service.
Modules associated with this specialisation include:
- Consent to Treatment
- Foundations of the English Legal System
- Medical Practice and Malpractice
- Death and Dying
- Issues in Medical Law
- Reproduction and the Beginnings of Life
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