Medical Law Northumbria University
Your student journey begins with the pre-participation e-learning toolkit, which will help you gain a clear knowledge and understanding of appropriate legal research methods. In your subsequent modules, your tutors will familiarize you with a range of academic literature on substantive medical law. You will also develop your legal research skills as your tutors encourage you to discuss, evaluate and critically examine relevant principles and frameworks, and conduct your own research to complement your module work. The programme offers career development by enhancing your academic profile and enables you to pursue continuing professional development. The program is designed to be practical and directly applicable to your medical practice and career goals, with an emphasis on the skills and knowledge you need when working as a physician. Clinical Negligence examines the law of clinical negligence in England and Wales The module focuses on substantive law to incorporate common law and applicable law to the claim for clinical negligence and under what circumstances this may give rise to criminal liability. For doctors at a time when demands are increasing on the NHS and the private sector, there has never been a more important time to study this area of law. This module will give you a good foundation on the fundamentals of civil and criminal liability. By the end of this module, you will have a good understanding of the main legal issues you will face in hospital medical practice. Exposure to clinical scenarios and realistic simulations will improve your awareness as well as your understanding of how a lawyer will see and interpret your practice. The module`s learning outcomes are achieved through the use of a variety of learning technologies and simulated case studies to introduce you to the principles of clinical neglect. They will build on through lectures, seminars and independent learning. You will be supported by a teaching and learning plan/module manual that provides an overview of activities (self-study/reading, informal assessments of practice) throughout the module.
At the heart of the targeted learning are twenty-four lectures in which the basic principles of medical law are presented, allowing you to prepare twelve seminar exercises. Lectures and seminars are supported by learning materials made available via the module-specific e-Learning (eLP) website, which includes guided reading with electronic reading lists, recorded lectures and self-assessment tasks. Independent learning focuses on you in relation to module material that identifies additional literature and research to provide deeper/broader knowledge and understanding of medical law, you will receive detailed feedback on your formative and summative assessment for this module. Feedback on your formative assessment is part of your thinking development and can be incorporated into the preparation of the summative assessment of the module. They are therefore able to demonstrate self-reflection and reflective practice in the module and throughout the programme with appropriate quality feedback and the positive application of formative feedback to learning. The current path to becoming a physician requires only a superficial knowledge of the law. The intensive clinical and scientific curriculum means that the content of the undergraduate and postgraduate medical program is under constant pressure. There is rarely room for a discreet forensic module. Admission requirements northumbria.ac.uk/terms fees and funding northumbria.ac.uk/fees Admission policy northumbria.ac.uk/adpolicy Admission Complaints policy northumbria.ac.uk/complaints Medical law continues to evolve. It is a variety of many things; Law, public opinion, ethics and science.
This module explores the law and ethics surrounding the health profession. You may be aware of some medico-legal events that have been the subject of recent current events. In this sense, medical law is very current, often controversial and always ethically questionable. For example, the module examines the patient`s consent to treatment; the right to health care; Doctor-patient confidentiality and physician-assisted suicide. It will also consider the law of clinical negligence claims, as this is the most common area of practice for medical law students. You`ll critically engage with research findings as part of your research-rich learning, drawing on Northumbria`s extensive online databases and library facilities. You will be assessed by an exam (100%) that will consolidate your understanding of medical law and develop your critical analysis skills. In this module, you will develop a critical understanding of medical law in England and Wales. The module examines the legal framework that governs medical treatment and focuses on law and common law. In addition, the module addresses important ethical issues raised by these issues, including the influence of professional advice in the field. This module covers the following topics:1. Relationship between law and ethics; Resolve disputes by means other than clinical negligence, such as contractual and judicial control2.