Medical Law

Module code: LW3261

Module co-ordinator: Jose 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.

Teaching and Learning Methods

Lectures, tutorials, private study and Blackboard.

Assessment Methods

An assessed essay at the end of the semester which will be worth 100% of the module mark and with a maximum word limit of 4,000 words including footnotes. 

Pre-Requisites

Only available to Visiting Students.