Weekly study3 hours
Introduction to Health and Medical Law
Understand and apply core health and medical law concepts
A working knowledge of medical law is essential for every health professional, support staff member, and legal practitioner interested in taking on health law cases.
This four-week course will give you a good introduction to the legal rights and responsibilities of healthcare practitioners, and of their patients and clients.
Get a firm grasp on important medical law fundamentals
The course is divided into four easily accessible modules, which lay out the material clearly and make it simple to understand.
You’ll learn about health professionals’ regulations and requirements, patients’ privacy laws, the processes involved in medical malpractice, and the health and safety legal rights and responsibilities of the working health professional.
Learn health law in an environment that suits all students
Healthcare and legal practitioners alike will benefit from this course, and the flexible structure of online learning combined with excellent support from the College of Law make it ideal for busy working professionals. The subjects are all presented by leaders in the field and will engage you from the moment you start.
Take the next step in your legal or health professional career
With this course, you’ll be able to take your legal or healthcare role to the next level. If you’re looking to advance in your profession, and reap all the rewards that come with that, this is perfect for you
Learning on this course
On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- Introduce the fundamental concepts and frameworks of health law with clear examples.
- Focus on the importance of accurate records, patient confidentiality and the impact of medical negligence.
- Provide an increased focus on ethical issues.
- Outline the obligations and responsibilities in relation to various health law legislation in certain jurisdictions.
- Highlight contemporary issues around National Registration requirements for health professionals.
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for anyone with an interest in medical and health law. Legal professionals and graduates, along with non-lawyer health professionals, medical receptionists, and other healthcare personnel will all find it beneficial.
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