Law

Perspectives on Healthcare Law

Module code: M5024
Level 6
15 credits in autumn semester
Teaching method: Lecture, Seminar
Assessment modes: Essay

This module introduces students to a range of perspectives through which to analyse, and applied to, issues of healthcare law. Students will gain knowledge of the subject’s substantive legal rules. Furthermore, students will be introduced to a range of analytical perspectives including underlying ethical principles, autonomy and welfare, relational and familial perspectives, the role of Parliament and the courts, professional self-regulation and regulatory approaches to healthcare. 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

  • Systematically explain key legal rules and principles of issues in the field of healthcare law
  • Systematically explain the range of perspectives which can be employed to analyse critically issues in the field of healthcare law
  • Evaluate critically the current law in the field of healthcare
  • Demonstrate the ability to initiate and undertake independent research to develop critical perspectives on issues of healthcare law