This module introduces the ethical, social and regulatory issues arising in the context of selected emerging technologies in healthcare. The syllabus below is indicative only, and will change from year to year as new technologies become more salient and timely for discussion.
1. Therapy and enhancement
2. The human, the transhuman and the posthuman
3. Clinical genomics
4. Genome editing in human reproduction
5. Behaviour change, nudges and incentives
6. The quantified self and self-tracking technologies
7. Health, social media and the internet of things
8. Decision support and machine learning in diagnostics and therapeutics
9. Robotics in surgery and telemedicine
10. Robotics in "social care"
LLM in Medical Law
2.15 hour examination