The Legal Aspects of Medical Practice programme from Cardiff University was established in 1987 and aims to provide a sound knowledge of the legal rules applicable to, and the issues surrounding, the practice and administration of healthcare, as further changes make a deeper understanding of the field ever more significant.
This part-time, distance-learning course provides the opportunity to study topics in-depth and conduct research in areas of medical law of particular interest to you. The programme:
- Covers a wide spectrum of healthcare law 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.
This course attracts a diverse student body from members of the medical and legal professions and is suitable for graduates in law, medicine, nursing, dentistry, psychiatry, pharmacology and associated healthcare and health management professionals.
CME points will be awarded to doctors where appropriate.
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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- Introduction to Medical Law and the Law of Healthcare Management
- Consent to Treatment
- Clinical Negligence
- Law and Psychiatry and Ethics in Judicial Decision-Making
- Dissertation (Part Time)
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
Early application is strongly advised, normally well before the end of July.
DisciplinesHuman Medicine Legal Studies Master of Laws (LLM) View 35 other Masters in Master of Laws (LLM) in United Kingdom
- Suitable for graduates in law, medicine, nursing, dentistry, psychiatry, pharmacology and associated healthcare and health management professionals.
- You should ideally have obtained at least a 2:1 class degree or equivalent. Applicants with a 2.2 class degree or equivalent will be considered taking into account the application in its entirety.
- For entry onto the Legal Aspects of Medical Practice programme candidates may be qualified in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy or nursing, veterinary science or any relevant discipline, or have served for a substantial period of time within the National Health Service or related administration.
International9200 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 9200 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
EU/EEA6950 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 6950 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Getting a Student Visa
This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!