Medical Ethics and Law at KCL

This blog is run by the Centre of Medical Law and Ethics at King’s College London.  It covers relevant news, comment on recent developments, upcoming events, job and study opportunities, television, film and radio which might be of interest, and a link to the KCLMEL bibsonomy bookmarks. The views expressed on this blog are those of the individual post authors and in no way reflect the views of King’s College London or the Dickson Poon School of Law.

The Centre of Medical Law and Ethics runs both the MA in Medical Ethics and Law and the MA in Medical Law. Applicants for the MA in Medical Law should apply for the MA in Medical Ethics and Law and then select the Medical Law pathway after they enrol.

In collaboration with the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, the Centre has recently launched an MSc in Mental Health, Ethics & Law. This integrated MSc is for anyone concerned with mental health who wishes to study the clinical, ethical and legal thinking behind current law, policy and clinical practice. It has been designed for health professionals, lawyers, policy makers, and all those with a relevant first degree who are keen to consider the difficult questions raised by mental ill health and society’s response.

The Centre also jointly runs the MSc in Bioethics and Society with our colleagues in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine.

In September 2017, we launched the joint Masters in Comparative Health Law with our partners the University of Neuchâtel and the University of Paris Descartes. This bilingual programme provides an overview of health law and public health systems, focusing on their international and comparative aspects.

We have also recently re-launched the LLB module in Medical Law.

Current students: for documents and links relating to any of our modules, including handouts and assignments, you should go to KEATS. Discussion of issues relating directly to studies at KCL should take place on the discussion groups in KEATS, but if you wish to discuss anything posted on the blog, of course you can do that right here!

Penney Lewis, updated September 2019.

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