University of Edinburgh
Medical Law and Ethics (online distance learning)
The LLM in Medical Law and Ethics draws on the expertise and tradition of Edinburgh to deliver an internationally focussed, interdisciplinary programme that combines flexible learning with the most-up-to-date teaching on all of the important issues affecting medicine, law and ethics today. This programme draws on the expertise and tradition of Edinburgh to deliver an internationally focused, interdisciplinary programme that combines flexible learning with the most up-to-date teaching on all of the important issues affecting medicine, law and ethics today. Medical law is a fascinating field of study as advances in medical research and new technologies shift the boundaries of medicine. New health issues are emerging and patient rights are increasingly taking centre stage. New and complex medico-legal dilemmas arise in clinical practice, in the realities of human health, and in the relationships between patients and healthcare professionals. The programme enables you to explore the international and interdisciplinary dimensions of medical law and ethics. You will have opportunities to examine healthcare policy and the regulation of medicine in different parts of the world. You will also evaluate responses to technology and debate possible futures for medical law. Applications are welcomed from healthcare professionals, including doctors and nurses and from all those with an interest in this area.
You must complete a total of six courses (120 credits), four of which must be core medical law courses from the list below. You also complete a dissertation (60 credits) over your chosen period of study. Core courses offered in 2016/17: Compassionate Care and the Law Law and Medical Ethics - Fundamental Issues in Consent and Negligence Law and Medical Ethics - Start and End of Life Issues Health, Research and Commercialisation International Public Health Law and Security Biotechnology, Bioethics and Society European Health Care Law Please note the available choice of courses in any given year may change.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|LLM||On-line study||September 2017||-||1 Years|
|LLM||On-line study||September 2017||-||2 Years|
|LLM||On-line study||September 2017||-||3 Years|
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