LLM

Health Law and Ethics

 
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This course addresses the growing interest in the interface of medicine, law and ethics. With the increasing pressure on resource allocation within the National Health Service and current debates on an individual’s capacity to consent or refuse medical treatment, there is growing need for qualified legal professionals with an understanding of health law.

About the LLM Health Law and Ethics

This course examines general principles such as consent to treatment and medical ethics, together with more specialist areas of Health Law including the law relating to:

  • organ transplants
  • reproduction and the law
  • mental health law
  • medicines and pharmacy law
  • employment and health.

You will gain an insight into the impact of the Human Rights Act 1998 on healthcare and the law, as well as exploring the link between ill health and poverty and the implications of this.

Why choose LLM Health Law and Ethics?

  • Gain an in-depth understanding of Health Law and Ethics in a European context.
  • Learn from expert teaching staff including Dr Austen Garwood-Gowers, the author of leading works in organ transplantation and medical use of the human body more generally.
  • Option to complement your study of Health Law and Ethics with up two modules from other LLM subject areas
  • Full-time and part-time study routes.
  • Attend an International Summer School and explore Law in a European context.
  • Scholarships available.
  • Individual modules can be studied for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) awards. Email us for details.

LLM Health Law and Ethics

Austen Garwood-Gowers, Reader in Law provides an overview of the LLM Health Law and Ethics, including the teaching approach, what he enjoys most about the course, the experience and research of the academic team and more!

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Contact us for further information

Find out more information by requesting a course brochure. If you would like to speak with a member of the team, you can contact us using the details below.

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Telephone: +44 (0)115 848 4460
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Entry requirements: Please see the Applying section
Starting: September
Course length: One year full-time, two years part-time
Study location: City site

Fees and funding:

Please see the fees page.

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