All staff working in health and social care have, in some shape or form, felt the impact of the Francis Inquiry (2010-2013) in the wake of failings at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust, where the key focus for patient safety policy and ethical practice made 290 recommendations including the need for compassionate care, empathy, problem solving and ethical reasoning. Additionally, the Department for Health recently published a review of 'never events' – incidents that should never have occurred.
Our course will give you the opportunity to study the ethical and legal issues that arise in medical and healthcare practice. It will explore the moral problems you may face in the course of your work, provide the background for recognising issues that may raise legal liability, and reflect on the legal, social and ethical context in which healthcare practice is situated.
Throughout the course, you'll have the chance to deconstruct legal cases and practice putting forward your own contentions to construct, categorise and criticise different ethical arguments.
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Learning outcomes include:
You need the following IELTS score:
Minimum required score:
The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.
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Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.