Module code: LLMP 5282
This module centres attention around legal and ethical issues relating to termination (i.e. euthanasia, assisted suicide and abortion), prolonging and shortening of life in the context of medical treatment in clinical environments. Crucial concepts such as the meanings of life and death, personhood, autonomy and intention (including the doctrine of double effect), and the distinction between acts and omissions, will be examined and evaluated. Human rights dimensions will be pervasive throughout the module.
A variety of self-assessment questions are built into the module.
Contact hours per student per year
Additional costs: Students may choose to purchase one or more textbooks relevant to this module. Students may choose to attend the optional Study days which will incur travel /accommodation costs.
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