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King's College London, University of London: Medical Ethics & Law MA

Institution King's College London, University of London
Department The Dickson Poon School of Law
Web http://www.kcl.ac.uk
Telephone +44 (0) 207 848 7000
Study type Taught

Summary

Our MA in Medical Ethics and Law focuses on the legal and ethical questions raised in the context of medicine. These include debates about: consent and those who lack capacity; duties of care relating to treatment and to information disclosure; the treatment of children and adolescents; assisted reproduction and abortion; assisted suicide, euthanasia and end of life decisions; psychiatric ethics and mental health law; organ donation; autonomy and public health; and the allocation of scarce resources.

Key benefits - The most up-to-date legal and ethical scholarship applied to a wide range of issues in relation to science and medicine. For the medical law only programme, the focus in on legal issues.

  • The courses discuss controversial issues such as euthanasia and abortion with a balanced, analytical approach.

  • Teaching is conducted in small seminar groups of less than 30 to encourage active student participation.

  • Supported by the UK’s first Centre of Medical Law and Ethics and its team of academic staff, each of whom has a very strong research profile and is actively engaged in associated policy issues.

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