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School of Law

LAW6029 Law and Medical Ethics

Note: Restricted to final year students. 


This module introduces you to the ethical and legal principles of the regulation of healthcare, the doctor-patient relationship, and the control of new medical technologies. Issues discussed include consent to medical treatment, confidentiality and the doctor-patient relationship, the regulation of assisted conception services, abortion, euthanasia and healthcare rationing. The module aims: to deepen your ability to analyse medical law; to enable you to apply ethical reasoning to legal and medical dilemmas; to enable you to make practical proposals for legal reform of the field of medicine and medical technology.




100 per cent exam