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Dec. 23, 2008

Innovative law programmes in health and bio ethics at Manchester

The MA programme in Health Care Ethics & Law aims to provide flexible and interdisciplinary training in health care ethics and health care law.  There is an emphasis on the real world, practical application of bioethical and legal theory.  This programme offers the practical knowledge and experience needed by bioethical and legal professionals in related fields.  MA students gain a deep knowledge and expert understanding of bioethical and medico-legal theories, and the skills needed to apply them to real world scenarios in a diverse range of contexts.

The Centre for Social Ethics and Policy (CSEP) is one of Europe's leading institutions, focusing on research and teaching courses in bioethics and biolaw.

The Centre, which is one of its leading kind in Europe, was founded in 1986 and is jointly directed by Margaret Brazier and John Harris.

CSEP has been at the forefront of innovative research in medical education and in 1996 offered the first Intercalated BSc in medical ethics and law for medical students in the UK (which will become a Master of Science degree in academic year 2008-2009).

The School of Law will be the home for a new Institute for Science, Ethics and Innovation. The new Institute's stated focus is to examine how the social and ethical consequences of science and technology can be managed in a way that protects people and makes their lives better.

The Institute's Research Director will be Professor John Harris and its chair will be the Nobel Laureate Sir John Sulston.

Content added on 23 December 2008.


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