Intercalated BSc Health Care Ethics and Law (1 Year)

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  • Objectives
    The general aim of this study programme is to provide the highest quality of training in health care ethics and health care law in a flexible, inter-disciplinary way. There is an emphasis on the application of moral and legal theory to real world scenarios, thus catering to the practical needs of health care and legal professionals and those in related fields. Students will gain an expert knowledge and understanding of ethical and medico-legal theories, and the skills needed to apply them to real world scenarios in a diverse range of contexts.
  • Entry requirements
    Selected entry requirements Unit grade information: The University of Manchester welcomes the provision of unit grade information which, like all other available information, will inform the consideration of applications. Unit grades will not normally form part of offer conditions, except for Mathematics programmes. Key Skills qualification: The University warmly welcomes applications from students studying the Key Skills qualification. However, as the opportunities to take these modules are not open to all applicants, currently this is not an essential requirement of the University. Additional entry requirements Additional entry requirements exist for this course. You may view these by selecting from the list below.
  • Academic title
    BSc Health Care Ethics and Law
  • Course description
    The Intercalated BSc in Health Care Ethics and Law is a one-year programme open to suitably qualified medical students, who take a year out of their medical degree to study Health Care Ethics and Law. This programme does not have a UCAS admissions route.

    By the end of the programme, students will possess:

    -a comprehensive understanding of the major theoretical bases of the principles of health care ethics and health care law, especially consequentialism, utilitarianism, in all its various guises, and pluralist deontology;
    -the ability to analyse in depth the real implications of moral and legal theories, especially theories of justice, for both society and the individual;
    -the ability to criticize arguments: to lay out an argument in an impartial way, identifying the appropriate context; to delineate the un-stated parts of arguments; to substantially justify criticisms by reference to documented evidence and the application of informal logic;
    -the appropriate frameworks necessary to analyze and critically evaluate claims based in expert knowledge;
    -an enhanced capacity to reflect upon, analyze, and critically evaluate their own ethical position.

    Module details

    The Intercalated BSc in Health Care Ethics and Law comprises 12 taught course units. All elements of programme of study are assigned a credit value. Each individual taught course unit carries a credit value of 10 credits, with the exception of Methods in Ethics, and Ethical Decision-Making which carry a credit value of 20 credits. Of the 13 course units which candidates must successfully complete, seven are Cores, and thus compulsory. They are:

    LW 4110 Moral Philosophy (Part 1) - 10 credits
    LW 4110 Moral Philosophy (Part 2) - 10 credits
    LW 4130 Ethical Decision-Making - 20 credits
    LW 4140 Methods in Ethics - 20 credits
    LW 3981 Medico-Legal Problems - 10 credits
    LW 4121 Cases from Health Care Practice - 10 credits
    LW 4152 Cases from Medico-Legal Practice - 10 credits

    Students must also successfully complete three Options, and, subject to availability, these may be freely chosen from among the course units listed in the Option Choice Booklet. This gives a total credit rating for the Intercalated BSc of 120 credits. Note that at least 100 credits must be at level 3, and all Options must be approved by the Programme Director (who may approve up to two course units below level 3).

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