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Medical Law and Ethics

Course titleMedical Law and Ethics
InstitutionUniversity of Edinburgh
Faculty College of Humanities and Social Science
Department School of Law
Level 5
Study modes On-Line Study, On-Line Study, On-Line Study, On-Line Study, On-Line Study
Contact name School of Law Distance learning team
Contact telephone 0131 650 7129
Contact e-mail

Course content:

The programme on the expertise and tradition of Edinburgh to deliver an internationally focussed, interdisciplinary programme that combines flexible learning with the most-up-to-date teaching on all of the important issues affecting medicine, law and ethics today. New health issues are emerging and patient rights are increasingly taking centre stage; new and complex medico-legal dilemmas arise in clinical practice, in the realities of human health, and in the relationships between patients and healthcare professionals. You will have opportunities to examine healthcare policy and the regulation of medicine in different parts of the world. You will also evaluate responses to technology and debate possible futures for medical law. Applications are welcomed from healthcare professionals, including doctors and nurses and from all those with an interest in this area.

University of Edinburgh
School of Law


University of Edinburgh From its location at the heart of Scotland’s capital, the University of Edinburgh has been providing outstanding educational opportunities for over 400 years. 

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