This module examines the regulation and discipline of healthcare professionals, the development of its law as an established discipline, with its own principles, policy imperatives and specialist jurisprudence, and the far-reaching changes of the past two decades. The student will be introduced to the structure and governance of the regulators and to the law and practice of their disciplinary processes, along with those of the NHS. The concept of “fitness to practise”, the categories of impairment, issues of disclosure, confidentiality and double jeopardy, expert and other evidential matters, the role of the appellate courts, and the impact of the Human Rights Act 1998 will form part of a comprehensive, detailed and practical study of the subject. The module will appeal to law graduates, practising lawyers, healthcare professionals and those seeking to work in a regulatory capacity or to undertake many of the key roles within a healthcare tribunal setting.
LLM in Medical Law
2.15 hour examination