Healthcare Law and Ethics

Module code: M3024
Level 6
30 credits in autumn & spring teaching
Teaching method: Seminar, Lecture
Assessment modes: Unseen examination, Essay

This module introduces you to a number of key contemporary issues and debates within the field of health care law and policy. As well as gaining knowledge of the subject's substantive legal rules, you will acquire an understanding of the main ethical principles underlying these. The module is also designed to create an awareness of the historical development of health care law and policy and of how their contemporary nature is influenced by wider political and economic transformations at the national, EU and global levels.

Module learning outcomes

  • Explain key legal rules and principles in the field of health care law, including their underlying ethical bases
  • Evaluate critically the current law in the field of health care
  • Conduct an in-depth analysis of one common law case in the field of health care law, synthesising a range of primary and secondary sources in the process
  • Undertake independent legal research using library and internet resources, as appropriate