Bangor University: Legal and Ethical Concepts in Healthcare and Social Care
|Institution||Bangor University View institution profile|
|Department||School of Health Sciences|
Legal and ethical issues within health and social care are frequently featured in media reports meaning patients, clients, and families are more assured of their rights. Underpinned by the latest developments in healthcare law and ethics this exciting new post graduate certificate will be of interest to all professionals working within the health and social care setting.
This post graduate course aims to give you a critical understanding of law and ethics as they apply to professional practice in health and social care. It will help you understand ethical theories, legal principles and precedents that underpin the provision of care, decision making and the concept of professional accountability. Care provision is often confounded by complex legal and ethical issues and as the healthcare professional is duty bound to act within the limits of the law, their professional code of practice and engage in best interest decision making which can be subjective, as different people have divergent views of what is ethically correct. This includes the provision of life extending treatments within limited healthcare budgets and competing resources, genetic testing for life limiting conditions, organ donation, withdrawing and withholding treatments, artificial nutrition and hydration, capacity and decision-making powers and last, but not least, euthanasia.
If you are interested in learning more about the professional and legal /ethical responsibilities of your role and want to develop knowledge which will support robust decision making then this programme is for you. The programme will allow students to consider legal and ethical issues from their areas of practice and enable them to develop their professional, clinical or leadership roles in modern healthcare services and settings.
The University offers a wide range of scholarships, studentships and bursaries.
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert
|Level||RQF Level 7|
Students must be registered healthcare professionals who also have a single or joint honours degree in Nursing, Midwifery, Occupational/speech & language therapy, physiotherapy, Medicine/Dentistry, Radiography, and other Health or Social Science subjects, normally with a minimum degree class of 2(2) or equivalent.
The programme is delivered via a blended learning approach which includes an innovative mix of on-line and face to face teaching, discussion forums, and on-line learning material.
Different assessment strategies will be used to help you apply your learning to real-life practice.
Founded in 1884, Bangor University has a long tradition of academic excellence and a strong focus on the student experience. Around 10,000 students currently study at the University, with teaching staff based within fourteen Academic Schools.
Bangor University has achieved a Gold Award for teaching, the highest rating possible, in the national Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).
Bangor University is ranked in the top 40 in the UK for research*, according to the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014. The REF recognised that more than three-quarters of Bangor’s research is either world-leading or internationally ...
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