LAW3024 : Medicine and the Law
- Offered for Year: 2017/18
- Module Leader(s): Dr Ilke Turkmendag Brunsnes
- Lecturer: Dr Nigel Cooper, Prof. Muireann Quigley, Dr Semande Ayihongbe, Mr David Lawrence
- Owning School: Newcastle Law School
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||10|
To develop an understanding of medical and legal issues affecting medical practice and an appreciation of the influence of each discipline on the other.
This module has two streams:
The first stream is a law component which occupies two-thirds of the syllabus. This aims to introduce the legal topics that are fundamental to the practice of medicine: Consent, Individual Autonomy, the Regulation of Treatment Decisions, and Confidentiality. Further topics include start of life and end of life issues, and Human Rights.
The second stream inevitable examines ethical issues. The medical component is delivered by a medical practitioner who is a Home Office Pathologist. He introduces basic medical knowledge and goes on to consider forensic medicine, extending to explanation of causes of death in both natural and other circumstances.
Outline Of Syllabus
Introduction to ethics
Life, death and the Law
Drugs and Alcohol
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||30||1:00||30:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||4||1:00||4:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Workshops||1||1:00||1:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Drop-in/surgery||1||1:00||1:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||164:00||164:00||N/A|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Lectures introduce the subject areas, provide the points of reference and initiate a critical perspective for development by each student. The seminars and workshop serve to provide learning opportunities for knowledge and understanding as well as developing subject specific, cognitive and key skills. Private study provides the opportunity to develop depth of knowledge and to enhance the skills, especially in preparing for seminars and writing the assessed coursework.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The coursework primarily assesses research, writing, structuring, analytical and critical skills as well as knowledge and understanding. The unseen examination assess problem solving and application skills across the curriculum.