University of Warwick

University of Warwick

Health Care Ethics

This is a 5-day taught module followed by an assignment and is available as a stand-alone PGA or as a module within the MSc medical education or MSc medical leadership programmes; this is a broadly based course, which is of interest to a wide range of health professionals; we anticipate a multidisciplinary group which is taught in a small group format; it provides an introduction to the theory of ethics in relation to health care and how this has developed over time; a number of specific subject areas are considered using key legal cases and discussion of case studies; there is an emphasis on practical application of theory into student's own practice.

Entry requirements

2.2 Honours in a 1st degree of an approved university in a relevant discipline or disciplines; students with a 1st language that is not English are expected to obtain 1 of the following recognised English language qualifications: IELTS (British council international testing system) of at least 6.5 with 6.5 in reading and writing; TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) of at least 92 (internet-based iBT); PTE 62; CAE 60 or CPE.

Course modules

The professional/patient relationship (including consent and confidentiality); treatment of vulnerable adults and children; ethical issues in reproductive medicine; ethics of resource allocation; difficult decisions at the end of life; ethical issues in education of health professionals.

Assessment methods

4,000 word essay.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PGA Part-time day £ 3,370 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
PGA Part-time day £ 7,595 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Warwick Coventry CV4 7AL West Midlands

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