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Undergraduate Course: Medical Jurisprudence (LAWS10070)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Law CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Course typeStandard AvailabilityAvailable to all students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate) Credits40
Home subject areaLaw Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionLegal and ethical problems of medical practice; Consent to and refusal of medical treatment; Compensation and medical product liability; reproductive medicine including genetic manipulation; medical confidentiality; public and mental health issues; death and dying; transplantation of organs; experimentation, research and development of new medical techniques.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?No
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2011/12 Full Year, Available to all students (SV1) WebCT enabled:  No Quota:  29
Location Activity Description Weeks Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
CentralLecture1-27 14:00 - 15:50
First Class Week 1, Monday, 14:00 - 15:50, Zone: Central. L05, Old College
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours:Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)Paper 13:00
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
The aims of this course are:

ĚTo develop the analytical and critical skills of students by detailed examination of the contemporary problems which arise in the field of law and medical ethics in the UK and abroad;

ĚTo foster critical understanding and evaluation of areas of controversy within the area of law and medical ethics;

ĚTo instil in students an ability to criticise constructively current laws and medical practices and to suggest and evaluate possible reforms;

ĚTo develop the written and oral skills of students through class discussion and written assessments. By the end of this course students should be able:

ĚTo identify the current law in the United Kingdom concerning this field;

ĚTo consider the relevance of ethical principles in the resolution of disputes and problems in this area and further to evaluate the interaction between ethics and law;

ĚTo differentiate between the approaches of the UK, Europe and other legal systems towards the subject matter of this course;

ĚTo comment critically on the current state of the law in these systems;

ĚTo propose viable alternative means by which the problems could be circumvented.
Assessment Information
Essay (30%) and exam (70%)
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
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Contacts
Course organiserProf Graeme Laurie
Tel: (0131 6)50 2020
Email: Graeme.Laurie@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMs Krystal Hanley
Tel: (0131 6)50 2056
Email: Krystal.Hanley@ed.ac.uk
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