Medical Ethics, Law & Humanities MA
St George's University of London
About this course
Ethics, professionalism and law strongly impact the practice of medicine, while and ethical, regulatory and legal matters permeate modern scientific practice. Medical Ethics, Law and Humanities Postgraduate programme introduces students to key perspectives in medical ethics, law and humanities to problems arising in current healthcare practice and biomedical research. Students will learn and apply humanities, ethics and legal analysis to address ethical, legal and social challenges in medical and scientific practice.
Healthcare provision and fruits of research in biomedical sciences are strong contributors to our wellbeing, and an important part of modern societies. Scientific and technological developments, resource distribution pressures and challenges such pandemics and demographic changes require those systems to adapt. Assuring such adaptation will require a coordinated effort from health sector, policymakers, scientists, communities and variety of professions in order to promote common good. Could you be part of helping science and medicine to adapt and to work for the common good?
If you are looking to make a real difference in adding to a reflective, ethical and informed healthcare and scientific practice, our stimulating MA in Medical Ethics, Law and Humanities will help you to better understand ethical, legal and social challenges in science and medicine and related policy practices. Reflecting contemporary concerns and areas of research and teaching excellence at St George’s, we offer a course that takes us from insights of history of medicine and scientific innovation, through contemporary problems in medicine, science and global health, to considering future of medicine, biomedical sciences and their regulation.
Highly applied in nature, drawing on experiences of our own faculty and the many practitioners we have links with, this course will be of particular interest to those who already work or wish to pursue a career in healthcare, science, health or science policy, administration, or management, as well as ethics, philosophy, history, law, politics, and science popularisation and writing.
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First cohort to start September 2023. Application deadline: 3rd July 2023