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University College Dublin: Medico-Legal Aspects of Healthcare

Institution University College Dublin View institution profile
Department UCD School of Medicine
Telephone +353 1 716 8500
Study type Taught


This course provides training for healthcare providers, doctors, dentists, nurses, physiotherapists, radiographers, other healthcare professionals and personnel, hospital managers, clinical risk advisors/managers, hospital managers/directors, administrators and other professionals working directly or indirectly in the fields of patient quality, safety and clinical risk management, and will also be direct professional interest to healthcare lawyers and those involved in claims management.

Blended learning including lectures, seminars, workshops and case studies

Covers medico-legal aspects of healthcare: an introduction to clinical risk management and risk management in practice; issues of patient safety and quality; introduction to the legal system; medical negligence, Health & Safety Issues in Healthcare; patient consent, confidentiality and privacy, beginning and end of life issues, medical research, medico-ethical aspects of law and medical ethics; Medical Litigation Issues: Plaintiff and Defendant perspectives; the Coroner’s Court; Fitness to Practice and Professional Regulation; Practical aspects of expert witness and evidence in cases

Emphasises practical application of this knowledge and training healthcare and medico-legal settings

Students who have successfully completed the Professional Certificate Medico-legal Aspects of Healthcare – can continue into Term 2 and complete the Graduate Diploma in Healthcare (Risk Management and Quality), and who are then eligible to apply for a one-year part-time MSc

Professional Certificate

University College Dublin


Why UCD?
University College Dublin is one of Europe’s leading research-intensive universities. Ranked in the top 1% of institutions worldwide, in the overall 2023 QS World University Rankings, UCD was named 181 in the world. 

UCD, Ireland’s Global University, is Ireland’s largest university. Established in 1854, the university has a student body of over 38,000 students with more than 9,500 international students drawn from 152 countries. UCD is Ireland's leader in graduate education with over 12,000 graduate students; almost a quarter of whom are graduate research students.

Students are attracted to UCD by the strength …

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