QLLM454 Topics in Medical Jurisprudence (Sem 2)
This module considers how key topics in medical jurisprudence - such as research, transplantation, reproduction and dying - have generated specialist legal frameworks and challenged the relationship between welfare, autonomy and just distribution of public goods as key legal principles. In so doing the module takes a 'bottom-up' grounded theory perspective and encourages students to develop their creative legal skills. These topics provide opportunities to consider the impact of new scientific developments on legal regulation, the value of bodily processes to the bioeconomy, and the production of legal consensus in a context of social controversy.
Mode of Assessment
5,000 word course essay