Keele University

Keele University

Medical Ethics and Palliative Care

Major advances in medical technology, increased expectations, and changing moral attitudes have combined to generate many complex ethical and legal problems in the fields related to medical ethics and palliative care. Individuals who care for patients with life-threatening illnesses can face particularly pressing and difficult moral choices. The course provides an opportunity to gain a deeper and more systematic understanding of these issues, and to explore the moral problems health care professionals working in these areas may face.

Entry requirements

The course is open to all those with either a degree in a relevant subject, or appropriate professional qualifications and/or experience. Applications are welcome from people with a professional or other serious interest in medical ethics and palliative care, including (but not limited to) doctors, nurses, health care managers, intercalating medical students, radiographers, chaplains, charity and voluntary workers, social workers, hospice directors, medical and pharmaceutical researchers, and health care educators.

Course modules

Introduction to ethics and palliative care; autonomy, paternalism and advance care planning; ethical issues in care of the dying; policy, resource and research ethics in palliative care; dissertation.

Assessment methods

Each teaching block is followed by an assignment. For module 1 this is made up of three short written tasks, whilst for each of modules 2, 3 and 4 the assignment consists of a 4,000-word essay. All modules must be passed in order to proceed to the dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,550 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,550 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,260 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,550 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,550 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,550 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Keele Campus Keele ST5 5BG West Midlands

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