Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW3175: Medical Ethics and Law Foundations

This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 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


Consent and mental capacity

Beginning of life

End of life

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 Activities2211 x 2 hour lectures
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities4.53 x 1.5 hour seminars
Guided Independent Study55Individual Reading and Lecture Preparation
Guided independent study18Workshop Preparation
Guided independent study10.5Formative Assessment Preparation
Guided Independent Study40Summative Assessment Preparation

Online Resources

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

online databases, including LexisLibrary and Westlaw.