The Edinburgh Law School launched its Masters degree in Medical Law and Ethics via distance learning in 2008.
The programme draws on the expertise and tradition of Edinburgh Law School 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.
The programme aims to promote advanced knowledge and understanding of medical law and ethics within International, European and Domestic settings.
The programme content spans foundational issues in medical law, such as:
- Negligence and confidentiality
- Issues at the beginning and end of life
- Public health
- Regulation of medical research
- Legal and social approaches to biotechnology
Having studied the programme, you will emerge with an understanding of medico-legal issues not just in the legal context, but with a sound grounding in ethics, social and theoretical contexts.
Applications are welcomed from healthcare professionals, including doctors and nurses and from all those with an interest in this area.