Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW3170: Medical Ethics and Law

This module descriptor refers to the 2023/4 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Whilst the module’s precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover some or all of the following topics:

  • Introduction to health care provision
  • Ethical foundations
  • Confidentiality
  • Consent and mental capacity
  • Beginning of life
  • End of life
  • Mental Health and Capacity Law
  • Abortion and Surrogacy
  • Assisted Dying

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities4422 x 2 hour lectures
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities96 x 1.5 hour seminars
Guided Independent Study110Individual Reading and Lecture Preparation
Guided independent study36Workshop Preparation
Guided independent study 21Formative Assessment preparation
Guided Independent study 80Summative Assessment Preparation

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).

Online databases, including LexisLibrary and Westlaw.