Medical Law and Ethics (MD1052) 2 ECTS
The students should be capable of developing critical thinking informed by ethical analysis, and apply that thinking to comment on and critique the law’s role in regulating medicine, healthcare services, and research. They should be capable of identifying areas of law relevant to contemporary issues in the broad healthcare setting and build on the understanding of key values in medical law and ethics, such as autonomy, solidarity, justice, reciprocity, vulnerability, informed consent, confidentiality, human rights, etc. The students should be able to appreciate the international dimensions of medicine and its regulation, including the growing importance of European regulation and international agreements. In addition, the students should be able to appreciate the limits of law in discerning appropriate social responses to new medical and technical advances.