Course description The Postgraduate Certificate in Healthcare Law course aims to provide the highest quality of training in healthcare law in a flexible and interdisciplinary way. There is an emphasis on the application of legal theory to real world scenarios, thus catering to the practical needs of health care and legal professionals and those in related fields. Students gain an expert knowledge and understanding of medico-legal theories, and the skills needed to apply them 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 Students registered on the Postgraduate Certificate in Healthcare Law would need to successfully complete 60 credits comprised of: Medico-Legal Problems (30 credits) and two of the following Children, Medicine & Law (15 credits) (this option is not currently available via distance learning) Medicine, Law & Society (15 credits) Mental Health Law & Policy (15 credits). Please note that the 15 credits courses on offer each year may vary due to staff availability. Campus based students will complete the 30 credit core module 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 the full -time basis. Distance learning students are normally expected to complete the 30 credit Core module in Medico-Legal Problems in Year 1, and the two options in Year 2.
English language Students whose first language is not English are required to hold one of the following English language qualifications: - IELTS: minimum overall score of 7.0, with 7.0 in Writing and 6.5 in all other sub categories; - TOEFL (Internet-Based Test): minimum overall score of 100, with 25 in Writing and 22 in all other sub categories; - Cambridge Proficiency: minimum grade of C; - Pearson English: minimum overall score of 66, with 66 in Writing and 59 in all other sub categories.
Fees PGCert (full-time) UK/EU students: £2,166 International students: £4,833 PGCert (part-time distance learning) UK/EU students: £2,166 International students: £4,833
Postgraduate Certificate applicants must hold a minimum Lower Second Class (2.2) Honours degree. In exceptional circumstances candidates who do not have first degree, but who can demonstrate professional competence, may be admitted.
Recipient: University of Manchester
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