The University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, T +44 (0)1227 764000
Issues in Medical Law - LW865
Undergraduate or postgraduate masters level module
|20 (10)||Mackenzie Dr S R|
The information below applies to the 2013-14 session
• aspects of genetics in medical law
• the body, body alteration and concepts of choice, consent and harm
• addiction, neuroscience and policy
• the interaction between mental health law and the criminal justice system
• care in the community
• risk and the reform of mental health law
Method of assessment
- M Brazier, Medicine, Patients and the Law (Penguin, 2003)
- J.K Mason & R.A McCall Smith, Law and Medical Ethics (OUP, 2005)
- E Jackson, Medical Law (OUP, 2006)
- P Bartlett and R Sandland, Mental Health Law: Policy and Practice (OUP, 2003)
- R Porter, Madness: a Brief History (OPU, 2002)
- Students will have an enhanced understanding of topical issues within medical law and ethics as these arise.
- Students will appreciate the relationship between medical law and neighbouring areas of the law such as criminal law.
- Students will gain insight into the practicalities of risk management in relation to clinical negligence claims.
- Students will be able to form a conceptual overview of bodily alteration practices in their medical, legal and ethical contexts.