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Clinical Ethics, Law and Society

Members of CELS are involved in the teaching and learning of clinical ethics and law at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Education
Education

Peta Coulson-Smith and Anneke Lucassen  lead clinical ethics and law  education in the Faculty of Medicine and members of CELS contribute to the teaching programme.

Undergraduate programme

Medical students are introduced to principles in ethics and law from the beginning of their studies with the majority of learning undertaken across a year-long Clinical Ethics and Law module in the fourth year (year three for BM4 students). Peta Coulson-Smith is the module co-ordinator.

Students are encouraged to undertake their third year project in the area of Clinical Ethics and Law. CELS take final year medical students for their elective, with the opportunity to explore ethical issues in clinical practice. Contact Peta Coulson-Smith for more information on third year projects and electives. 

Postgraduate education

The CELS team contribute to ethics and law teaching at postgraduate level, including on research ethics for PhD programmes.  

Joint PhD Supervision

CELS runs four year joint PhD programmes with the ELSI department of the University of Groningen. Members of CELS also currently supervise a number of PhD students from diverse background specialities.

If you would like to discuss the possibility of a PhD (or MD) in Clinical ethics we’d be happy to discuss possibilities with you. Please contact Prof Anneke Lucassen in the first instance. 

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Past student projects

 

 

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