Edinburgh Law School Engages with the Medical Profession

Medico-legal issues such as patient confidentiality, assisted suicide and medical negligence are not just hot topics in public debate. These are matters of critical importance that confront healthcare professionals every day.

Medico-legal issues such as patient confidentiality, assisted suicide and medical negligence are not just hot topics in public debate. These are matters of critical importance that confront healthcare professionals every day.

The development of greater knowledge and understanding of medical law and medical ethics is therefore a priority in the UK healthcare sector.

Recognising the need for targeted training, the SCRIPT Centre within the Law School developed an online eCPD programme in Law & Medical Ethics.  The 10-week programme is offered fully online, to provide the flexibility that medical professionals need. Students are encouraged to share experience, and participate actively in online discussion with the tutor and fellow students.

The tenth instance of this programme is currently underway.  Over 500 medical professionals have taken part in the programme since its launch in October 2006.

Read more about the eCPD in Law & Medical Ethics

Read more about the SCRIPT Centre