Healthcare Ethics and Law Online

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About the course

Whether you are a healthcare professional, work in law and regulation or are a graduate with an interest in healthcare ethics and law, The University of Manchester offers a range of comprehensive, multidisciplinary, fully online courses designed to provide you with an in-depth understanding of some of the most pressing issues in healthcare ethics and law today.

Study the knowledge that underpins effective decision making in practice and develop your critical analysis skills. Deepen your understanding of ethical and legal issues in healthcare and build your confidence when faced with complex dilemmas.

Why study Healthcare Ethics and Law?

  1. Research and teaching excellence: Our course is delivered by leading academics and professionals in Healthcare Ethics and Law, meaning you will be learning from those at the forefront of modern medical, ethical and legal developments.
  2. Flexible online learning: Designed for busy professionals, our online format allows you to study at your own pace, balancing work and personal commitments with your educational goals. 
  3. Develop your career: You will be able to utilise the knowledge gained to inform your decision making in your career from day one.
  4. Interdisciplinary approach: The course covers a wide range of topics, including ethical issues in clinical practice, healthcare policy, patient rights, and medical law, helping you to develop new perspectives and expertise.
  5. Build a global network: Engage with peers and instructors through interactive discussions, case studies, and real-world scenarios that make learning both practical and relevant.
  6. A range of study options: You can choose a level of study that suits your needs with qualifications including CPD, PGCert, PGDip, MA and LLM with the prospect of further study available.

What will you study?

The course takes a multidisciplinary approach to critically examine a wide range of medical, legal, and ethical issues. Spanning medico-legal problems, philosophical bioethics, international perspectives, research ethics, genetics and genomics, and mental health law and policy, the course will provide you with a robust understanding of a wide range of ethical and legal issues in order to inform your decision making.

Who is the course for?

This course is ideal for anyone who has a background in healthcare or law and wants to gain a deeper understanding of the complex medical, legal and ethical issues at stake in today’s healthcare environment. Whether you are looking to advance your career, improve patient care, or simply broaden your knowledge, this course will equip you with the skills you need to succeed.

For more information including detailed course unit information, student stories, and entry requirements visit our course page or if you have any queries, contact us here 


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