Law School Module Details

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Title MEDICAL LAW AND ETHICS II
Code LAW052
Coordinator Dr EM Horowicz
Law
E.Horowicz@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2023-24 Level 6 FHEQ Second Semester 15

Aims

To examine the interaction between the law, ethics and medical and scientific practice.      
To develop students' ability to appreciate how the fundamental principles of law dealt with in Medical Law and Ethics I are developed and re-shaped in light of novel technological and medical developments.
To enable students to understand the relevant case-law, clinical literature, statutory materials and their relationship to ethical debate.


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) An appreciation of long standing and new challenges which have arisen in the medico-legal arena from a regulatory and ethical perspective as well as from a purely legal perspective.

(LO2) The ability to engage in reasoned arguments in a field of study which arouses strong emotions and arrive at independent conclusions.

(LO3) An understanding of the legal and ethical issues involved in particular areas of medical practice.

(LO4) An ability to identify correctly and apply the law and ethical principles to hypothetical facts

(LO5) An ability to adopt a critical perspective to existing legal rules and/or practices, and to identify constructive suggestions for reform

(S1) Critical thinking and problem solving - Critical analysis

(S2) Critical thinking and problem solving - Problem identification

(S3) Critical thinking and problem solving - Synthesis


Syllabus

 

Indicative topics the module may cover include (final syllabus will be made available to students ahead of the semester via Canvas):

-Autonomy
-Children and decision making / adolescent autonomy
-Reproductive autonomy - The right not to reproduce (sterilisation and abortion)
-The right to reproduce (assisted reproductive technologies)
-Future reproductive technologies on the horizon (ectogenesis /artificial / mechanical wombs) and uterus transplants.


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching Patterns
Face to face in person weekly lectures 11 (2 hours long) and Tutorials (preferably x 4).


Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours 22

  4.5

      26.5
Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 124
TOTAL HOURS 150.5

Assessment

EXAM Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
             
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
Component #2 – 24 hours online exam    95       
Component #1 – 5% coursework (Seminar preparation for seminars1-4)         

Recommended Texts

Reading lists are managed at readinglists.liverpool.ac.uk. Click here to access the reading lists for this module.

Other Staff Teaching on this Module

Dr SR Waxman Law S.Waxman@liverpool.ac.uk
Dr D Griffiths Law Danielle.Griffiths@liverpool.ac.uk

Modules for which this module is a pre-requisite:

 

Pre-requisites before taking this module (other modules and/or general educational/academic requirements):

LAW209 LAW OF TORT 

Co-requisite modules:

LAW051 MEDICAL LAW AND ETHICS I 

Programme(s) (including Year of Study) to which this module is available on a required basis:

 

Programme(s) (including Year of Study) to which this module is available on an optional basis:

 

Additional Programme Information