Should we clone humans? What should we think of the coming genetic revolution? How much control should we
have over how and when we dies? Is rationing health care good, bad, necessary or all of the above? This module
will explore fundamental ethical issues that arise in medicine, healthcare and the life sciences. Some are as old as
life itself: the vulnerability of illness, the fact of death. Some are new, brought on by a dizzying pace of technology
that can unsettle our core ideas about human nature and our place in the world. Through an analysis of extant
principles, theories and practices, this module aims to develop students' critical awareness of the moral, ethical and
legal issues inherent within medicine, healthcare and the life sciences more broadly.
Health Informatics in Context
In this module, students will study the skills required by the professional health informatician with an introduction to information governance, including privacy and the maintenance of confidentiality, data security, legislation, ethical considerations, and current UK and global eHealth strategies. Students will also begin to develop their academic skills in literature searching, the critical evaluation of research literature and reflective practice.
Law and Ethics in Health & Social Care
This module will address a range of problems that combine legal and ethical aspects, as they arise in the context of health and social care.
Introduction to Business Management for Health Care
This module will introduce the students to the core concepts and principles relating to business management, with a patient-centric approach, whilst exploring the legal and ethical aspects of creating a new business. Due to the competitive nature of healthcare provision it is necessary to have an underpinning knowledge of business practice and management.
Evidence Based Practice and Research Methods
This module introduces students to the concept of evidence based practice and will provide an introduction to research methods.
Safeguarding Children and Young People
This module provides students with theoretical knowledge and critical understanding of safeguarding children and young people, including the development of relevant legal frameworks and guidance and the responsibilities of different professional groups and agencies to work in collaboration..
Introduction to Health Law
The introduction to health law module focuses on the key concepts of law as they apply to health care.
Health Law and Practice
This module focuses on the role of law in health care practice with a range of client groups.
Ethics in Health and Social Care
This module aims to develop students' critical awareness of the moral dimension of health care. Ethical analysis of relevant issues is based upon extant theory and principles. Students are encouraged to reconsider ethical issues in their day to day practice, against their developing knowledge and understanding of literature, and broader organizational/social/policy implications.
Advanced Practice: Management and Leadership
This module provides students with the opportunity to critically examine their role in relation to management and leadership issues. The focus will be on providing the student with knowledge and skills to enhance their practice.
An Introduction to Health Care Law and Ethics for Physicians Associates
This module will introduce students on the Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) / MSc Physician¿s Associate Studies to the core concepts in health care law and ethics that will inform their practice.
Promoting the Public Health of Populations
The module is designed to develop the knowledge and skills of practitioners in public health practice and primary health care. This will require that practitioners have an understanding of the underpinning concepts and approaches to public health practice and the role of public health in primary health care. Collaborative ways of working between sectors will be explored within the above context in order that students can plan and evaluate strategies for the improvement of health of individuals, groups and local populations. They will develop skills to work with others to plan, implement and evaluate programmes and projects, as well as appraising policies to recommend changes to improve health and well-being. Students have to be placed in concurrent practice for completion of this module.
Persons and Illness
The module¿s objectives are to provide students with an appreciation of the connection between our concept of the person and our understanding of some of the conditions that are the objects of medical attention, including aspects of mental health, disability, genetics and dying.
Introduction to Law and Medicine
This module introduces the legal system in England & Wales and its role in medicine. Students will be introduced to the nature of law and legal argument and learn how to evaluate case law in relation to consent to examination and treatment.
Patients, Professionals and the Law
This module introduces the students to the law relating to negligence, reproduction, end of life issues and confidentiality through the use of case law and statute law.
Mental Health, Mental Capacity and the Law
This module introduces students to the laws relating to mental health and mental capacity. Case law will be used to analyse the role of law in this area and mental health will be used as a basis for considering the impact of human rights on healthcare.
Philosophy, Ethics & Medicine
This module introduces and examines some of the fundamental theoretical approaches to ethics in relation to examples taken from healthcare. It also considers the nature of moral judgements and the relation between ethics and the law.
Critical Practice in Adult Care and Law
This module provides students with relevant skills, knowledge and critical understanding in the application of the best current evidence to social work practice in adult care. Policies, theoretical perspectives, services and strategies in Wales relevant to the provision of care, safeguarding, well-being and citizen-directed support of particular adult groups are considered. Particular attention is given to partnership and inter-disciplinary working, principles of assessment, positive approaches to risk and outcomes-focused care with a range of service users and carers. The module considers the history and current application of law and policy in adult community care in the Welsh context. The module incorporates practitioner, carer and service-user perspectives.