20 Credits SPRING

Pre-requisites: From 2017/18 - LAW219 Advanced Torts Law

Aims/Description: This module will introduce students to the nature and scope of healthcare law and ethics in the UK as it is affected by statute, the common law and international instruments. It will address fundamental aspects of healthcare law and ethics as they arise in practice including resource allocation, regulation, elements of clinical negligence as well the important concepts of consent and confidentiality.

Restrictions on availability: Only available to law students

Staff Contact: BENBOW DAVID I
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Tutorials, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK