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Healthcare Law and Ethics LLM

University of Dundee

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Course options

  • Qualification

    LLM - Master of Laws

  • Location

    Run at the client site in the region of United Kingdom

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date

    SEP-21, JAN-22

  • Duration

    60 months

Course summary

This course will help you to gain an understanding of how law and ethics apply to the practice of healthcare professionals. It will give you an appreciation of relevant legal and ethical issues, terminology, sources of law and the ways in which law and ethics work in practice. You can study at a time and place of your own choosing and at a pace that is comfortable for you. Most of our graduates have completed their studies while working full-time as healthcare professionals.

Some of the topics which are explored in this course include legal and ethical issues relating to:

  • patients’ consent to treatment
  • clinical negligence
  • patient confidentiality
  • abortion
  • genetic selection
  • maternal-fetal conflict
  • withdrawing and withholding treatment
  • euthanasia and assisted suicide
  • pharmaceutical product liability
  • the regulation of clinical drug trials
  • patient capacity and competence
  • the treatment of children
  • research and the incompetent patient
  • organ donation and
  • treating the mentally ill patient

Our focus is primarily on UK law, but as it may be studied by healthcare professionals who are based elsewhere, the course occasionally makes reference to materials from other jurisdictions, particularly the USA.

Careers:

This course is designed for those already working in a healthcare setting looking to enhance their career opportunities. Current or former students include doctors, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, surgeons, and hospital administrators. As this is not an undergraduate law degree, completion of the course will not qualify you to practise law.

Application deadline

14 August 2021, 14 December 2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 2,775per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Dundee

  • University League Table

    28th

  • Campus address

    University of Dundee, Nethergate, Dundee, Dundee, City Of, DD1 4HN, Scotland

With over 16,000 students and 3,000 staff representing around 150 different countries across the world, the University of Dundee is a truly global institution.
Dundee offers a wide range of disciplines within a friendly and integrated community, to create a unique student experience.
A range of scholarships are available to help international students get the most from their studies.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    13th out of 104 2

    3rd out of 35 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 231
    186 83%

    11th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76.0 76%

    31st

    26
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.08 82%

    23rd

    3
  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    241 100%

    1st

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    99.0 99%

    12th

    11
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.29 86%

    8th

    3

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