The course applies our staff expertise in medical law and ethics to issues that you will encounter in the workplace. You will be taught by staff with healthcare experience as well as backgrounds in law. Within the LLM programme, each student has the opportunity to develop his or her own interests with the freedom to choose from a range of module options. •Informa This course is delivered in partnership with Informa Professional Academy, an organisation dedicated to working with leading academic bodies to provide high-calibre and well respected distance learning postgraduate courses •Develop your own personal pathway This course combines one core module with a diverse range of optional modules •Study at your own pace Enjoy flexible distance learning, with the option to exit at one of several points with a postgraduate award •Differentiate yourself in the job market Gain a competitive edge by increasing your knowledge of medical law •Boost your employability Improve your career and employability options in a globalised job market
Teaching and assessment
The LLM is studied by distance learning and is fully assessed by coursework and a dissertation. The distance learning mode involves optional attendance at Leicester De Montfort Law School, for a maximum of ten Saturday study days during the period of study. The course is structured in a way that allows you to exit at one of several points, if desired, each with a postgraduate award.
Introduction to Healthcare Law and Ethics – this module will introduce you to the structure of the NHS, professional self-regulation and access to healthcare. You will also look at the legal concepts of criminal and civil liabilities underpinned by ethical theories and principles.
You will also select elective modules which might include: •Medical Negligence •Patient Safety, Quality & Professional Regulation in Healthcare Law •Consent and Incapacitated Patient •Coroners Law •Expert Evidence •Issues Relating to the Creation and •Saving of Life •Issues Relating to the Termination of Life •Medical Research Law •Mental Health Law •Negotiated Study •Philosophy of Health Care •Dental Law, Practice and Ethics •Public Procurement Law and Practice
Dissertation You must also undertake a dissertation, providing an invaluable opportunity to work in depth on a particular aspect of the law. You will need to apply and enhance your technical knowledge and critical awareness in a subject of your choice. In order to obtain the LLM in Medical Law and Ethics your dissertation must have a medical law theme.
Note: All modules are subject to change in order to keep content current.
This course equips you to enter legal and other work relating to medical and ethical issues.
You should have a good honours degree, or overseas equivalent, or an appropriate professional qualification. Some background knowledge of law is useful, but a degree in law is not essential. If English is not your first language, an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent is essential. English language tuition is available both before and during the course if required.
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Recipient: De Montfort University
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