Legal Aspects of Healthcare module (LW51102)

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This module is designed to provide a broad overview of core medico-legal topics:

Component 1: The law of negligence: the duty of care and the standard of care. 

Component 2:  Causation and damage; risk and how society might assign responsibility where a risk materialises and causes harm.

Component 3: How the law of negligence could be reformed – “no fault schemes”.

Component 4: What consent is, what it does and how it works; the ethical justification for consent.

Component 5: Legal regulation of consent

Component 6: The regulation of confidentiality and data protection


Exit from the Programme is possible after completion of the above two modules, with a postgraduate Certificate in Healthcare Law and Ethics