Advanced Certificate in Medical Law & Bioethics

Key Facts

Duration
4 Months
Max. Duration
12 Months
Mode
Online
CREDITS
14 ECTS

Overview

Healthcare is among the few disciplines that have set a code of conduct for its practitioners. Until recently the relationship between a physician and a patient was paternalistic however over time it has and is no longer applicable. The progression of medicine and technology has made it critical to maintain an close relationship between medicine and ethics to protect against any wrong doing in the discipline of medicine and research.

Medical law and Bio-ethics are a division of law that deal with the rights and responsibilities of the healthcare providers and patients. It presents a possibility to assist dealing with crucial areas like health disparities, medical negligence, those without insurance, child and adolescent health, stem cell studies, euthanasia, breach of privacy etc. Medical law and bioethics is a growing discipline and is going through significant changes. There is considerable change in mind-set of public towards health and health services, and they also comprehend the need to balance ethics along with science more than ever.

Overview

This online Medical Law and Bioethics Training program can be taken up by professionals who wish to increase their knowledge of law and ethics related to medicine and healthcare in general. The program has been conceptualized to enable students to gain skills necessary to identify and assess ethical and legal issues, to think and write about crucial concerns and develop and examine polices associated with healthcare. The program curriculum enables students to stay up-to-date with legal advancements and theory. It trains students in the traditional as well as specialized areas of medical law and bio ethics which makes it possible for them to specialize in and develop a specific expertise which unwraps new career opportunities for them in healthcare industry or academics.

Note: This program is specifically designed for our audience from India and covers medical laws from an Indian perspective.

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

The program is comprised of 07 modules that can be completed in about 4 months. For a detailed list of modules covered in this program, please refer to the curriculum.

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Curriculum

MODULE 01: INTRODUCTION TO HEALTHCARE & PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY
MODULE 02: INTRODUCTION TO CONSTITUTION AND INDIAN JUDICIAL SYSTEM
MODULE 03: INDIAN HEALTHCARE CASE LAWS
MODULE 04: IMPORTANT MEDICAL LAWS IN INDIA - PART 1, 2 & 3
MODULE 05: MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL, PATIENT & THE LAW
MODULE 06: FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOETHICS
MODULE 07: ETHICS IN PHARMACEUTICALS & DRUG DEVELOPMENT

TOTAL CREDITS: 14

What is a credit?

A credit represents the amount of effort that is required to complete the program. Each module credit is equal to approximately 20 hours of study including lecture, tutorial, projects, assignment, field work etc. as may be applicable.

The curriculum for the program – Advanced Certificate in Medical Law & Bioethics is extensive, has been developed and evaluated by experienced medical law professionals and is fully endorsed by the industry. This program is suitable for applicants from India, however applicants from other regions are welcome to apply as well.

How You Will Study

This program is conducted fully online.

Once you are enrolled you will be provided a username and password to login to our e-Campus. All the courses that you are supposed to study will be available in your account. You can log in and complete your courses at any time of your convenience. Study materials are provided in the form of lectures, reading materials, additional videos, research papers, and so on. The faculty can be contacted for any assistance when required. All tests and assignment submissions also take place via the e-Campus. For more information please refer to the online learning section of the website.

Important Dates

Next Start Date: 15 Aug 2022
Application Deadline: 12 Aug 2022

Assessments

  • Multiple Choice Questions

    Each lesson that you study online will be followed by a multiple choice question test. These usually comprise of 15 to 20 questions and can be attempted multiple times if needed. Pass percentage is 60%. The next unit in the sequence only unlocks once you have passed the test.

  • Project Work

    Each module is followed by a project or an assignment. This is like writing an essay in 1000 to 1500 words. The project topic and the guidelines to be followed will be available in your account.

Academic Support

As a student you can interact online with the faculty members and fellow students to network and to discuss important topics via your e-Campus. The faculty can be contacted via personal messaging, emails, or phone, if required.

Towards the end of the program you will be provided placement assistance via our “Student Success Team”.

In addition, soon after enrolment, each participant registered in this course is provided with a mentor who is an experienced professional from the clinical research industry. The mentor can be contacted at any time via email for career guidance.

Eligibility Requirements

The minimum eligibility criteria for Advanced Certificate in Medical Law & Bioethics would include either of the following:

– Any degree in Bioscience/Life Sciences such as Biochemistry, Microbiology, Genetics, Biotechnology, Botany, Zoology etc
– Any degree in Medicine such as MBBS, BDS, BPT, BAMS, BHMS,, BUMS etc
– Any degree in Pharmacy / Pharmaceutical Sciences
– Any degree in Chemistry / Biostatistics / Bioinformatics
– Any degree in Nursing / Allied Health.
– Any degree in Law
– Students in their final year of graduation for the above courses are also eligible to apply.

Candidates without the above mentioned educational prerequisite who have some work experience and wish to enter the healthcare industry may also be eligible for this program. Please contact our counsellors to discuss your case.

Document Requirements
  • A passport size photo (head and shoulders only)
  • Copy of identity proof e.g. a copy of passport or any other government-issued identity card
  • Copy of bachelor’s degree or equivalent (degree/higher national diploma etc.)
  • Copy of academic transcripts/marks sheets from the bachelor’s degree
Language Requirements

This program is taught in English. Therefore, you should be comfortable in using English as a language of communication (reading, writing and speaking).

No proof is required.

 

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Career Opportunities

Having undertaken a training program in medical law and bioethics is an advantage for every person working in the healthcare industry in any capacity. People with such training can find employment with healthcare consulting companies, hospitals, law firms, NGO's and other similar organizations.

 

Program FAQ's

This program can be completed in about 4 months. It is fully self-paced, so you can increase your pace or go slow based on your time availability.

The primary mode of learning is via pre-recorded lectures, videos, reading materials etc. A few live guest lectures are scheduled during the program however they are optional to attend. Whenever such sessions are scheduled they are planned in a way that is convenient for most of our students. If you are unable to attend, a reccorded version will be provided.

You will be able to interact with the faculty via the personal messaging facility available in your study account, discussion forum, or via emails. A short phone call can also be scheduled if necessary.

A discussion group is available for the program. You can post your questions in the group and other students may respond.

Generally, you do not need to purchase any books. All the resources that you need will be made available by the faculty in your account. If you do wish to have text books, then the faculty can recommend to you some, and you may purchase them on your own,

Each unit within each course will be followed by a short multiple-choice question test. Once you pass, the next unit will activate for you to study. You can take these tests as many times as you need to.

In addition, you will be required to submit assignments for each course. Assignments are like essay or paper writing, usually of 1000 – 1500 words. Guidelines on how to write them will be available in your account.

You can save the pdf study notes that will be provided for each unit. Videos and other multimedia content cannot be downloaded.

No, our degree does not mention that the program was conducted online.

At this time any graduation ceremony is not conducted for short duration programs like this one. Completion documents are sent to you by post or courier.

We recommend that you invest 10 to 12 hours per week in order to be able to complete within the prescribed program duration.
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