OverviewThis module considers the legal regulation of medical practice in its ethical, socio-economic and historical context, drawing on a range of critical, contextual and interdisciplinary perspectives. Students will be introduced to the major western traditions of ethical theory and the major principles of medical law. They will then pass on to their incorporation in medical negligence, confidentiality, consent and competence, and medical research. They will then draw upon these to engage in critical legal analysis of major areas of medical ethics and law.
This module appears in:
10 hours lectures; 10 hours seminars (approximately).
Method of assessment
20% coursework, consisting of 1 multiple choice assessment, 80% written examination.
E Jackson Medical Law: Text, Cases and Materials (Oxford University Press)
The module's specific learning outcomes are as follows:
-To introduce students to a wide range of factual circumstances governed by medical ethics and the law.
-To provide a solid grounding in the concepts, principles, policies and rules applicable in such circumstances.
-To locate this area of law in its ethical, socio-economic and historical context, and critically to analyse its application from a diverse range of perspectives.
-To demonstrate understanding of the concepts, principles, policies and rules that apply in medical law and ethics