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  • Study Type

    Distance learning available

  • Subject Areas

    Law

  • Start Date

    See Course

  • Course Duration

    15 months distance learning

  • Course Type

    PgCert

  • Course Fees

    website

  • Last Updated

    17 January 2018

Course content

The distance learning Postgraduate Certificate in Healthcare Law course allows you to gain knowledge and understanding of ethical and medico-legal theories, in a virtual learning environment, without the need to complete a full master's course.

There is an emphasis on the application of bioethical and legal theory which caters to the practical needs of healthcare and legal professionals and those in related fields. 

Aims

The Postgraduate Certificate in Healthcare Law course aims to:

  • provide the highest quality of training in healthcare law;
  • provide an emphasis on the application of legal theory to real world scenarios, thus catering to the practical needs of healthcare and/or legal professionals;
  • offer students the opportunity to gain a comprehensive knowledge and firm understanding medico-legal theories;
  • offer students the opportunity to gain the skills needed to apply theory to real world scenarios in a diverse range of contexts.

Coursework and assessment

Assessment of all taught course units is by assessed coursework in the form of essays of 4,000 words per 15 credit course unit and up to 7,000 words for the 30 credit core course unit. 

Course unit details

On this certificate you are required to   successfully complete 60 credits of course units.

Those studying the distance learning certificate are normally expected to complete the 30 credit core unit in Medico-Legal Problems in Year 1, and then two options in Year 2:  

  • Medicine, Law & Society (15 credits)
  • Mental Health Law and Policy (15 credits)

Scholarships and bursaries

To find out about funding options please visit our Funding for Masters courses page.

Disability support

Practical support and advice for current students and applicants is available from the Disability Advisory and Support Service. Email: 

Career opportunities

Successful graduates are able to progress within a wide variety of roles in both medical, legal and ethical fields. Graduates from previous years have, for example, proceeded to specialise in medico-legal practice and academic careers, and the degrees have enhanced the careers of health care professionals.


Visit the Healthcare Law (Distance Learning) (PGCert) page on the University of Manchester website for more details!

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