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Legal Aspects of Medical Practice (LLM)

Cardiff University

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  • Qualification

    LLM - Master of Laws

  • Location

    Cardiff University

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date

    24-SEP-21

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

In recent years, the law relating to medicine and healthcare has become increasingly complex. This has significant consequences for medical practices and questions of legal liability and compensation. This programme aims to provide a sound knowledge of the legal rules applicable to the practice and administration of healthcare.

Our LLM Legal Aspects of Medical Practice, established in 1987, aims to provide a sound knowledge of the legal rules applicable to, and the issues surrounding, the practice and administration of healthcare, as well as the ethical principles underpinning these rules.

The law relating to medicine and healthcare has become increasingly complex and patients are becoming more aware of their legal rights and the ethical principles which underline these rights. This has significant consequences for healthcare practices, the regulation of healthcare, and the relationships between patients and members of healthcare teams. This includes complex areas like patient information and consent, legal and professional regulation of healthcare professionals, clinical negligence, and beginning and end-of-life issues. Changes in the structure of the NHS are also giving rise to a number of important legal problems. Furthermore, an increased understanding of ethics and how this relates to both the practice and regulation of healthcare provide a ready source of criticism for existing and proposed legal rules.

The part-time, distance-learning programme is taught via a series of teaching blocks, each of which is delivered across a weekend. This enables you to fit study into your current working arrangements while still allowing for the creation of a learning community.

You will have the opportunity to study topics in-depth and conduct research in areas of medical law and ethics of particular interest to you. The programme:

• Covers a wide spectrum of healthcare law and ethics topics;
• Stimulates a critical approach to evaluation of current and proposed regulation and cultivates independent and original thought;
• Enables you to undertake in-depth research and demonstrate advanced knowledge in specific areas of law.

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University information

Cardiff University

  • University League Table

    25th

  • Campus address

    Cardiff University, PO Box 921, Cardiff, Cardiff, CF10 3XQ, Wales

Cardiff University has a welcoming and vibrant international community, with over 8,600 students coming from more than 130 countries.
Cardiff is a truly global institution, with more than 200 partnerships and formal research links worldwide giving its students access to unique opportunities.
In addition to a wide range of support services, your studies will be guided by a personal tutor able to give you both academic and professional advice.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    25th out of 104 5

    15th out of 35 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 231
    148 66%

    28th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    82.0 82%

    16th

    31
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.70 74%

    92nd

    34
  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    184 76%

    12th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    100.0 100%

    1st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.11 82%

    19th

    5

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