LAW-30088 - Health Care Law
Coordinator: Kirsty L Moreton Tel: +44 1782 7 34360
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Level: Level 6
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
School Office: 01782 733218

Programme/Approved Electives for 2020/21


Available as a Free Standing Elective





Successful completion of Tort 1 Foundations (Law 10023) and Tort 2 Development (Law 10024)

Barred Combinations


Description for 2020/21

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
will be achieved by assessments: 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 will be achieved by assessments: 1
devise and construct a critical analysis of the way in which the law seeks to govern the personal relation between doctor and patient will be achieved by assessments: 1

Study hours

9x 2 hour lecture/seminar sessions = 18 hours
seminar preparation = 54 hours
essay preparation/background reading = 78 hours

School Rules


Description of Module Assessment

1: Essay weighted 100%
A research based, critically informed essay of 4000 words.