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Legal Aspects of Medical Practice (Taught)

In recent years, the law relating to medicine and healthcare has become increasingly complex and patients are becoming more aware of their legal rights. This has significant consequences for medical practices and questions of legal liability and compensation. Changes in the structure of the NHS are also giving rise to a number of important legal problems.

Our LLM Legal Aspects of Medical Practice was established in 1987 and aims to provide a sound knowledge of the legal rules applicable to, and the issues surrounding, the practice and administration of healthcare, as further changes make a deeper understanding of the field ever more significant.

This part-time, distance-learning course provides the opportunity to study topics in-depth and conduct research in areas of medical law of particular interest to you. The program:

  • Covers a wide spectrum of healthcare law topics.
  • Stimulates a critical approach to evaluation of current and proposed regulation and cultivates independent and original thought.
  • Enables you to undertake in-depth research and demonstrate advanced knowledge in specific areas of law.

Distinctive features

This course attracts a diverse student body from members of the medical and legal professions and is suitable for graduates in law, medicine, nursing, dentistry, psychiatry, pharmacology and associated healthcare and health management professionals.

Admission requirements

Typically you will need to have:

A minimum 2:1 degree in law, dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, veterinary science or other relevant disciplines. Applicants with a 2.2 will be considered, taking into account the application in its entirety.

Applicants who have served for a substantial period of time within the National Health Service or related administration will also be considered.

English Language Requirements

IELTS with an overall score of 6.5 with at least 6.5 in writing and 6.0 in all other subskills, or an accepted equivalent.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website


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Program content

The modules shown are an example of the typical curriculum and will be reviewed prior to the 2022/23 academic year. The final modules will be published by September 2022.

Year one

  • Introduction to Medical Law and Ethics
  • Legal and Professional Regulation of Medical Practice

Year two

  • Dissertation (Part Time)
  • Capacity and Consent to Treatment
  • Ethical Judgements in Healthcare Law

Scholarships & funding

For more information about scholarships, please visit the university website.

Tuition

  • Tuition fees for UK: £7,450 per year.
  • Tuition fees for International Students: £9,950 per year.

For more information about tuition fee, please visit the university website.

Career paths

LLM Legal Aspects of Medical Practice graduates have gone on to become barristers, solicitors, coroners, police surgeons, general practitioners, consultants, dentists, NHS managers, pharmacists, nurse-tutors, doctors and dentists employed by the Department of Health and the Defence Organisations.

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Cardiff University

Founded in 1883, Cardiff University combines a prestigious heritage with impressive modern facilities, on one of the most beautiful campuses in the UK. As part of the Russell Group, our students benefit from our outstanding research quality and reputation, while...


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