Undergraduate Module Descriptor
LAW3170: Medical Ethics and Law
This module descriptor refers to the 2023/4 academic year.
|Term(s) and duration|
This module ran during term 1 (12 weeks) and term 2 (11 weeks)
Dr Rachel Fenton (Lecturer)
|Available via distance learning|
This module will introduce you to some of the key ethical and legal concepts that apply in medical law and consider, in depth, how those concepts are applied in specific areas, such as abortion, assisted dying and mental health. In Term 1, you will be introduced to the ethical principles that underpin the law, including the concepts of autonomy, beneficence, non-maleficence and justice, and how those principles are applied in a legal context in important areas such as confidentiality and informed consent. In Term 2, you will examine some of the most important areas of medical ethics and law in depth, such as mental health law, the law and ethics of abortion and surrogacy and the law and ethics of assisted dying.