The MSc in Healthcare Ethics and Law provides you with an opportunity to gain a deeper and more systematic understanding of ethical and legal issues in relation to healthcare.
It allows you to explore the ethical and legal problems which you may face in work, to recognise issues raising potential legal liability and to understand healthcare practice in its legal and social context.
The programme caters for healthcare, legal, allied professionals and administrators who wish to review and update their thinking about ethical issues including medical and nursing professionals, ethics committee members, hospital administrators and officials in government department with responsibilities for healthcare. Members of the legal profession, pharmaceutical industry and other professionals such as hospital chaplains may also find the programme of benefit.
Due to COVID-19 and social distancing restrictions, lectures will be delivered online via Blackboard Collaborate until January 2021. In January 2021, the situation will be reviewed and a further decision will be taken regarding the delivery of lectures for the remainder of the 2020/21 academic year. At this point, if it is possible and safe to do so, lectures will be delivered in a face-to-face setting in the RCSI Dublin Campus. Once face-to-face teaching is possible, attending the lectures via an online format will not be possible and you will be expected to be present in the RCSI Dublin Campus for the monthly lectures.