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Legal and Ethical Concepts in Healthcare and Social Care

Legal and ethical issues within health and social care are frequently featured in media reports meaning patients, clients, and families are more assured of their rights. Underpinned by the latest developments in healthcare law and ethics this exciting new post graduate certificate will be of interest to all professionals working within the health and social care setting.

This post graduate course aims to give you a critical understanding of law and ethics as they apply to professional practice in health and social care. It will help you understand ethical theories, legal principles and precedents that underpin the provision of care, decision making and the concept of professional accountability. Care provision is often confounded by complex legal and ethical issues and as the healthcare professional is duty bound to act within the limits of the law, their professional code of practice and engage in best interest decision making which can be subjective, as different people have divergent views of what is ethically correct. This includes the provision of life extending treatments within limited healthcare budgets and competing resources, genetic testing for life limiting conditions, organ donation, withdrawing and withholding treatments, artificial nutrition and hydration, capacity and decision-making powers and last, but not least, euthanasia.

If you are interested in learning more about the professional and legal /ethical responsibilities of your role and want to develop knowledge which will support robust decision making then this program is for you. The program will allow students to consider legal and ethical issues from their areas of practice and enable them to develop their professional, clinical or leadership roles in modern healthcare services and settings.

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Admission requirements

Students must be registered healthcare professionals who also have a single or joint honours degree in Nursing, Midwifery, Occupational/speech & language therapy, physiotherapy, Medicine/Dentistry, Radiography, and other Health or Social Science subjects, normally with a minimum degree class of 2(2) or equivalent.

International Students

This course is part-time so not open to overseas (non-EU) students.

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Program content

Core Modules:

  • Legal and Ethical Issues in Health and Social Care
  • Advancing Professional Knowledge

Optional Modules include:

  • Legal and Ethical Issues; End of Life
  • Legal and Ethical Issues; Beginning of Life
  • Accountability in Health and Social

Research Thesis

*Module listings are for guide purposes only and are subject to change.

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Tuition

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Career paths

Our employability record is excellent and recently have achieved 100% employment rates from our Nursing, Midwifery and Radiography programs. The program will enable the individual to develop graduate, lifelong learning skills such as critical thinking, problem solving and the use and of evidence based practice to enhance current professional and academic skills; this in turn will develop transferable skills which will enhance the employability of the registered professional overall.

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Bangor University

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The Complete University Guide 2021 results place Bangor amongst the UK’s top 10 universities for student satisfaction (excluding specialist institutions). This reflects the University’s focus on overall student experience.

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We offer hundreds of courses across the arts and the sciences. We pride ourselves on the quality of our teaching and our courses and lecturers have been rated in the top 10 in the country.

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We offer a variety of options to gain valuable employability skills, which includes supporting you in work placements and internships that you may wish to undertake.

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Bangor University

Bangor University
LL57 2DG Bangor Gwynedd
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