The Postgraduate Certificate in Healthcare Law course allows you to gain knowledge and understanding of ethical and medico-legal theories 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.
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.
The optional 15 credits course units on offer each year may vary due to staff availability.
Those studying the campus-based certificate will complete the 30 credit core unit in Medico-Legal Problems in semester 1 and either one 15 credit option in both semesters, or two 15 credit options in semester 2, on a full -time basis.
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.
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.