The MSc in Healthcare Ethics and Law provides you with an opportunity to gain a deeper and more systematic understanding of ethical and legal issues in relation to healthcare.
It allows you to explore the ethical and legal problems which you may face in work, to recognise issues raising potential legal liability and to understand healthcare practice in its legal and social context.
The programme caters for healthcare, legal, allied professionals and administrators who wish to review and update their thinking about ethical issues including medical and nursing professionals, ethics committee members, hospital administrators and officials in government department with responsibilities for healthcare. Members of the legal profession, pharmaceutical industry and other professionals such as hospital chaplains may also find the programme of benefit.
This programme will provide you with the skills and knowledge to:
•Understand the major theoretical bases of the principles of healthcare ethics and healthcare law.
•Analyse the real implications of moral and legal theories, especially theories of justice, for both society and the individual.
•Analyse and critically evaluate claims based on expert knowledge.
•Reflect upon, analyse, critically evaluate and articulate your own ethical position.
•Lead and provide expertise in the area of healthcare ethics and law.
•Develop an awareness of how ethics in healthcare relates to the practice of healthcare in different contexts.
•Understand and respect the importance of inter-professional teamwork and interagency co-operation.
•Benefit from both inter-professional and inter-disciplinary education.