Key Facts

Module Title: Contemporary Challenges in Healthcare Ethics and Law
Mode of Study:This module can be taken independently or as part of the Masters in Medical Science
Contact Details:Sophie Gibbons - 01782 734933
Contact email:s.gibbons@keele.ac.uk
Faculty: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Fees: Click for details

This module aims to develop participants' knowledge about legal and ethical issues at the forefront of healthcare ethics; and to enable participants to respond constructively to complex ethico-legal problems that arise in contemporary professional practice in healthcare. 

To develop participants' knowledge about legal and ethical issues at the forefront of healthcare ethics. 

To enable participants to respond constructively to complex ethico-legal problems that arise in contemporary professional practice in healthcare.

This module is open to practising health professionals with a first degree or equivalent.

This module is designed to help develop an understanding around current ethical and legal issues in healthcare.  It will include introductions to ethical theory and cover key areas such as reproductive ethics, ethics at the end of life, share decision-making, perceptions of risk, resource allocation, legal standards and questions of public policy.

Learning outcomes:

  • Analyse the ethical content of challenging and complex situations that arise in professional practice;
  • Critically evaluate and appraise differing opinions on a variety of ethical issues;
  • Explain an ethical dilemma to a group of peers and compare the various viewpoints;
  • Participate in a group discussion of a clinical case, recognise the differing viewpoints and construct a sound, personal opinion in discussion with the group;
  • Identify and research an ethical issue together with developing independent ideas and opinions on this issue.

 

Assessment

One essay of approximately 2500 words

 

Module Session Dates

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