LAW-30088 - Health Care Law
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Level: Level 6
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
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Programme/Approved Electives for 2024/25


Available as a Free Standing Elective






Barred Combinations


Description for 2024/25

This module explores the way in which law, ethics and policy interrelate in the area of health care practice. It builds on earlier understanding acquired in the core modules of Tort and Criminal Law, plus drawing on themes encountered in Family Law, Mental Health Law and Law and Ethics. The course will seek to develop analytical understanding of health care law and encourage critical perspectives on the substantive areas covered. The module is particularly attractive to those with an interest in the interaction between ethics and law and the governance of the powerful profession of medicine.

To explore the interrelationship of law, ethics, and policy in a contested and rapidly expanding area of law.

Talis Aspire Reading List
Any reading lists will be provided by the start of the course.

Intended Learning Outcomes

identify, critique, and contextualise the basic legal rules applying to health care law
: 1
devise and construct a critical analysis of the way in which the law seeks to govern the personal relationship between doctor and patient: 1
identify and evaluate the need in the sector for a balance between the demands of the individual and of the state and how the law seeks to regulate that: 1
explore and evaluate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the field of health care law: 1

Study hours

10 x 2 hour lecture/seminar sessions = 20 hours
seminar preparation = 54 hours
essay preparation/background reading = 76 hours

School Rules


Description of Module Assessment

1: Essay weighted 100%
Essay - 3,000 words
A research based, critically informed essay with a word limit of 3,000 words (excluding footnotes)