Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW3175: Medical Ethics and Law Foundations

This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 academic year.

Overview

NQF Level 6
Credits 15 ECTS Value 7.5
Term(s) and duration

This module will run during term 1 (12 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Timon Hughes-Davies (Convenor)

Pre-requisites

LAW2015

Co-requisites

None

Available via distance learning

No

This module will introduce you to some of the key ethical and legal concepts that apply in medical law.  It considers the ethical principles that underpin the law, including the concepts of autonomy, beneficence, non-maleficence and justice, and how those principles are applied in important areas such as confidentiality and informed consent.  The in-depth application of ethical principles is covered in Medical Ethics and Law.

Module created

23/01/2018

Last revised