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Law and the Human Body

When you'll study it
Semester 1
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 6
Module lead
Remigius Nwabueze
Academic year

Module overview

Law and the Human Body investigates legal and ethical problems at the intersection of medicine, biotechnology and the law, particularly the approach of law to questions arising from the biotechnological uses of cadavers, body parts and products of the body. The module provides knowledge and understanding of how law and ethics resolve disputes relating to conflicting claims over ownership of inventions based on human body parts, and the question of entitlement to profits from such inventions; it also examines the legal protections available to a person when separated parts of their body are used without their consent; and the remedies available to living relatives when the dead are mutilated without consent.

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