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The delivery of healthcare and the conduct of biomedical research are fields which are being transformed by rapidly advancing technologies, and which attract constant law reforms and rapidly evolving standards and policy innovation. These dynamic transformations at the junction of the professional disciplines of law and of medicine raise ethical, legal and social issues in relation to the practice of medicine and the conduct of biomedical research. The Master of Laws in Medical Ethics and Law is an interdisciplinary programme designed to equip lawyers, physicians, nurses, healthcare workers, medical social workers, healthcare administrators with the tools necessary to recognise and meet current and emerging ethical, legal and social challenges in the fields of healthcare and biomedical research. The programme is offered by the Faculty of Law and is a joint initiative of both the Faculty of Law and the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, with academic leadership and teaching support from both faculties. Students will be required to take core modules covering topics in bioethics, the legal and ethical underpinnings of the physician-patient relationship, issues in the beginning and the end of life, and the regulation of biomedical research, as well as appropriate elective modules drawn from those offered by the Law Faculty and other schools.
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To be eligible for admission to the courses leading to a taught postgraduate qualification, a candidate:
a) shall comply with the General Regulations;
b) shall hold a Bachelor's degree of this University or a qualification of equivalent standard from this University or another comparable institution accepted for this purpose;
c) shall satisfy any other admission requirements which may be prescribed from time to time for the relevant curriculum; and
d) for a candidate who is seeking admission on the basis of a qualification from a university or comparable institution outside Hong Kong of which the language of teaching and/or examination is not English, shall satisfy the University English language requirement applicable to high degrees as prescribed under General Regulation G2(b).
An application for exemption from the above requirements shall be considered on a case by case basis.
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