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Child Medical Law

When you'll study it
Semester 2
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 6
Module lead
Rebecca Limb
Academic year

Module overview

Recent high-profile cases Re W (A Child) [2021], Bell v Tavistock [2020] and [2021], NHS Trust v CX [2019] and Great

Ormond Street Hospital v Yates [2017], have incited an international conversation on the unique ethical and legal

issues that arise from children in the medical context.

From children’s consent to medical treatment to the more limited power to refuse. Assisted dying to saviour siblings.

Resolving conflicts between parents and healthcare professionals caring for very unwell children to shared decision-making. This module conducts an in-depth and often critical examination of child medical law.

This module will implement a psychology research methodology, IPA, as a teaching pedagogy exploring the phenomena of children in the medical context through the lived experiences of those impacted by it. Through a combination of lived experiences of patients, children and healthcare professionals, case law, legislation, academic and non-academic literature, this module will provide a fresh, unique, and exciting analysis of child medical law.

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