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De Montfort University: LLM Medical Law and Ethics (Distance learning)

Institution De Montfort University
Department Business and Law
Telephone 0116 250 6070
Study type Taught


This course is designed to help you identify and manage the issues that you will encounter in the modern workplace. Our targeted medical law and ethics modules will introduce you to the structure of the NHS, professional self-regulation and more. In addition to studying core modules, you will be able to choose from a wide variety of optional, insightful modules, enabling you to tailor your studies and specialise in your chosen area of interest.

The course is aimed at healthcare professionals with direct responsibility for patient care, particularly those caring for psychiatric patients, as well as clinicians engaged in medical research. It is also suitable for NHS Trust staff concerned with clinical governance, risk management or resourcing decisions.

Key features

  • This course has been established for over 18 years, enabling students to benefit from experienced academic expertise.

  • The programme covers real-world ethical issues including euthanasia, abortion, mental health, medical negligence, patient safety and Coroner’s law.

  • Develop your own personal pathway. This course combines one core module with a diverse range of optional modules

  • Study at your own pace. Enjoy flexible distance learning, with the option to exit at one of several points with a postgraduate award.

  • Differentiate yourself in the job market. Gain a competitive edge by increasing your knowledge of medical law.


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