Health Law and Ethics in Practice MA, PgDip, PgCert - Hatfield - Hertfordshire - University of Hertfordshire - I23705

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Health Law and Ethics in Practice MA, PgDip, PgCert

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  • Objectives
    This programme will enable healthcare professionals to understand the principles of health law and ethics applied to your specialist field of healthcare. It will enhance your ability to practise safely within the law and comprehend the ethical dimensions of care.
  • Academic title
    Health Law and Ethics in Practice MA, PgDip, PgCert
  • Course description
    This part-time programme has been designed to meet the needs of healthcare professionals and legal personnel with an interest in health law who wish to understand the legal and ethical context of working in contemporary healthcare and to develop the knowledge and skills to support legally safe and ethically sound clinical practice. Students are able to access a range of modules pertinent to their individual practice areas within an inter-professional environment; stand-alone modules, and a range of delivery modes and awards enhance flexibility.

    The programme is well supported by a range of legally qualified specialists and healthcare professionals with expertise in health law and ethics; external specialists will make a contribution to the modules.

    Teaching methods

    You will be taught by specialists in their fields through seminars, lectures and tutorials. Modules are assessed by written coursework, case studies and presentations. To complete the masters degree you will write a substantial piece of written work (8,000 – 10,000 words) related to the application of health law and ethics to your specialist professional field.

    Course content

    Year 1 - full details

    Core modules

    -Advancing Child Welfare and Protection
    -Clinical Negligence
    -Employment in the Health Care Setting
    -Ethics and Law at the Beginning and End of Life
    -Evidence Based Practice
    -Expert Witness
    -Healthcare Disciplines Project
    -Issues in Health Law and Ethics
    -Mental Health Law
    -Non Medical Prescribing (AHP M)
    -Non Medical Prescribing (AHP)
    -Non Medical Prescribing (Nurses)
    -Non Medical Prescribing (Nurses)
    -Non Medical Prescribing (Pharmacist M)
    -Non Medical Prescribing (Pharmacist)
    -Risk Management
    -Work Based Study:Professional Issues Related to Healthcare Practice

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