Programme/Approved Electives for 2021/22
Available as a Free Standing Elective
The module aims to enhance the students┐ understanding of the impact, and unique challenges the COVID-19 pandemic has had on areas of law, policy and practice. The module will enhance the students┐ understanding and appreciation for legal and ethical problems through the lens of this unique, contemporary problem. The module offers a range of expertise and perspectives, ensuring students┐ benefit from an interdisciplinary, multi-dimensional approach to studying the impact of the pandemic.
Intended Learning Outcomes
critically evaluate the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on a variety of legal, ethical and policy issues: 1identify relevant ethical and/or legal principles and demonstrate understanding of these by using them to evaluate and critique arguments and positions encountered in the literature: 1critically evaluate and appraise differing opinions in the theoretical and ethical debates and issues surrounding public health law: 1synthesise findings into a logical argument that explicitly addresses the assignment question, and defend the argument against foreseeable criticisms: 1communicate complex issues and arguments in a clear and structured manner: 1
Interactive lecture/seminar sessions:17Individual discussions with tutor (face-to-face and/or via electronic communications): 1Background reading: 100Preparation of assignment plan: 20Assignment research and writing: 162
1: Essay weighted 100%
Description of Module Assessment
5,000 word essay/submission to public inquiry on COVID-19Students will be offered a choice of assessment method:
1) Produce an essay from a list of essay questions provided.
2) Produce a piece of coursework in the style of a submission to a fictionalised COVID-19 public inquiry.
Each assessment method has a 5,000 word limit. Guidance on essay writing, and writing for public inquiries will be provided as part of the module.