The LLM in Legal Aspects of Medical Practice from Cardiff University, established in 1987, aims to provide a sound knowledge of the legal rules applicable to, and the issues surrounding, the practice and administration of healthcare, as well as the ethical principles underpinning these rules.
What you'll study
The law relating to medicine and healthcare has become increasingly complex and patients are becoming more aware of their legal rights and the ethical principles which underline these rights. This has significant consequences for healthcare practices, the regulation of healthcare, and the relationships between patients and members of healthcare teams.
This includes complex areas like patient information and consent, legal and professional regulation of healthcare professionals, clinical negligence, and beginning and end-of-life issues. Changes in the structure of the NHS are also giving rise to a number of important legal problems. Furthermore, an increased understanding of ethics and how this relates to both the practice and regulation of healthcare provide a ready source of criticism for existing and proposed legal rules.
The part-time, distance-learning programme is taught via a series of teaching blocks, each of which is delivered across a weekend. This enables you to fit study into your current working arrangements while still allowing for the creation of a learning community.
You will have the opportunity to study topics in-depth and conduct research in areas of medical law and ethics of particular interest to you.
- Covers a wide spectrum of healthcare law and ethics topics;
- Stimulates a critical approach to evaluation of current and proposed regulation and cultivates independent and original thought;
- Enables you to undertake in-depth research and demonstrate advanced knowledge in specific areas of law.
LLM Legal Aspects of Medical Practice graduates have gone on to become barristers, solicitors, coroners, police surgeons, general practitioners, consultants, dentists, NHS managers, pharmacists, nurse-tutors, doctors and dentists employed by the Department of Health and the Defence Organisations.
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- Legal and Professional Regulation of Medical Practice
- Dissertation (Part Time)
- Capacity and Consent to Treatment
- Ethical Judgements in Healthcare Law
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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We allocate places on a first-come, first-served basis, so we recommend you apply as early as possible.
DisciplinesHuman Medicine Legal Studies Master of Laws (LLM) View 50 other Masters in Master of Laws (LLM) in United Kingdom
- A minimum 2:1 degree in law, dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, veterinary science or other relevant disciplines. Applicants with a 2.2 will be considered, taking into account the application in its entirety.
- Applicants who have served for a substantial period of time within the National Health Service or related administration will also be considered.
International9200 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9200 GBP per year during 24 months.
National6950 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 6950 GBP per year during 24 months.
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