Rock & hard place

3 January – 3 February 2023 
Live sessions:  6, 13, 20, 24 January & 3 February 2023

This short course will help you to develop a systematic understanding of medical law and ethics as applied to paediatric practice, with a critical awareness of current problems and new insights in the field.

Topics covered will include:

  • Medical law and ethics relating to paediatric practice, with an emphasis on legal principles and current professional guidance
  • Best interests
  • Consent and confidentiality
  • Medical negligence
  • End of life care
  • The role of HM Coroner and the death review process
  • Child protection and safeguarding
  • Conflict resolution

This fully online course is run over 5 consecutive weeks and participants will have access to asynchronous and synchronous sessions. Participants are expected to conduct ~ 7 hours per week of guided and self-directed asynchronous learning, which also incorporates group work online. There are also planned synchronous sessions during the course to discuss ideas, present group and individual work and to facilitate further learning.

The course consists of several synchronous sessions on a video-conferencing platform, where you will experience active learning, as well as weekly online tasks and related activities for you to complete individually or in small groups.