Medico-legal issues 813

Module code PBL 813
Qualification Postgraduate
Faculty Faculty of Law
Module content

In this module, specific aspects of medico-legal issues are discussed. Specifics topics include:

  1. A legal analysis of clinical medical research and practice (b) Analysing the application of mental healthcare law and practice in South Africa
  2. The status and application of end-of-life-decisions and living wills
  3. A legal analysis of organ procurement and transplantation
  4. The nature, scope and application of forensic pathology services, also in context of sexual offences, “unnatural deaths’’ and inquest legislation
  5. A legal analysis of human procreation (inclusive of artificial insemination, stem cell research, surrogacy and genetics)
  6. Environmental issues and medical law 
  7. Intellectual property rights and medical law: access to patented and generic medicine
Module credits 30.00
NQF Level 09
Contact time 2 lectures per week
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Public Law
Period of presentation Semester 1 or Semester 2

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