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QLLM459 Advanced Medical Negligence 1 (Sem 1)

Module description

This module will address medical negligence by examining the principal difficulties associated with the common law cause of action, and the various (often controversial) ways in which statute has encroached in recent years to adjust patient–medical practitioner patterns of legal liability. The first part of the module will promote critical evaluation of developments in the general cause of action in the medical context. The second part will analyse and critique a number of manifestations of the cause of action, including: wrongful conception, wrongful birth, wrongful life, secondary victim psychiatric illness, and treatment of the legal ‘good Samaritan’.



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Mode of Assessment

2.15 hour written examination


22.5 credits

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