Medical Law

Module code: LW3260

Module co-ordinator: ProfessorJosé Miola

Module Outline

From payments to surrogates, to euthanasia, from genetic screening to reform of the laws regarding organ transplantation, health care law encompasses a range of topical and highly controversial legal and ethical issues. This module explores the legal regulation of health care today, the extent to which the law safeguards patients' rights in areas such as consent to treatment and confidentiality, medical negligence litigation, legal and ethical dilemmas at the beginning and end of life, organ transplantation and the use of human material for clinical research.


  • 40 one-hour lectures
  • 8 one-hour tutorials


  • Exam, three hours (plus 15 minutes reading time) (100%)