Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW3066: Medical Ethics and Law

This module descriptor refers to the 2017/8 academic year.

Indicative Reading List

This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.

Core text:

J. Herring, Medical Law and Ethics, 3rd ed. (OUP, 2010)


E. Jackson, Medical Law, Text, Cases and Materials, 2nd ed. (OUP, 2010)

Suggested supplementary reading:

J. McHale & M. Fox, Health Care Law: Text and Materials, 2nd ed. (Sweet & Maxwell, 2007)

J. K. Mason & G. T. Laurie, Mason and McCall Smith’s Law and Medical Ethics, 8th ed. (OUP,


S. Pattinson, Medical Law and Ethics, 3rd ed. Sweet & Maxwell, 2011)

M. Stauch & K. Wheat, Text, Cases and Materials on Medical Law and Ethics, 4th ed.

(Routledge, 2012)

M. Brazier, Medicine, Patients and the Law (Penguin, 2011)

T. L. Beauchamp & J. F. Childress, Principles of Biomedical Ethics, 6th ed. (OUP, 2008)

R. Hardcastle, Law and the Human Body (Hart Publishing, 2007)

J. Samanta & A. Samanta, Medical Law (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011)

J. Herring, Medical Law (OUP Core Text Series, 2011)

C. Foster, Choosing Life, Choosing Death (Hart, 2009)

Additional Reading:

R. Brownsword, Rights, Regulation and the Technological Revolution, (OUP, 2008).

M. Johnson, J. Herring, B. Brooks-Gordon, M. Richards (eds.), Death Rites and Rights (Hart,


T. Murphy (ed.), New Technologies and Human Rights (OUP, 2009).

T. Hope, J. Savulescu & J. Hendrick, Medical Ethics and Law. The Core Curriculum (Churchill

Livingstone, 2008).

In addition, chapters and journal articles as recommended for each lecture/workshop.