What are these courses on?
Medical Decision-Making: Ethics and Law (Approximately 33 study hours - Available now)
This course is available now for enrolment anytime. The fee for this course is £600 with discounts of 10% for Manchester Alumni and significant discounts for block bookings. For more information contact Dr Rebecca Bennett. To enrol online go to our estore. If you prefer to send a cheque contact Dr Rebecca Bennett.
- Introduction to ethics and law
- Introduction to law and legal research
- The moral and legal importance of the principle of respect for individual autonomy
- The importance of obtaining valid legal consent
- How much information is enough?
- Mental Capacity, competence and consent
- Refusal and withdrawal of treatment.
- Treating children and adolescents
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Introduction to Research Ethics (Approximately 10 study hours- Available now)
This course is available now for enrolment anytime. The fee for this course is £190 with discounts of 10% for Manchester University Alumni and significant discounts for block bookings. For more information contact Dr Rebecca Bennett. To enrol online go to our estore. If you prefer to send a cheque contact Dr Rebecca Bennett.
This package of courses covers the following issues:
- The Current International Research Ethics Framework
- Medical Research and UK Law - including the legal principles governing children and the mentally incapacitated
- Research Ethics Committees - including the role and structure of the Research Ethics Commitee and the process of review
- Informed Consent: The Cornerstone of Modern Research Ethics
- Ethical Issues Relating to Medical Research on Vulnerable Participants
- Participation in Research: To pay or not to pay?
- Ethical Issues Relating to the Use of Unethically Obtained Data
- Research Ethics Outside of the Healthcare Field: Ethical Issues in Social Science and Psychology Research
- Research Ethics Outside of the Healthcare Field: Research Ethics Committees and Guidelines in Non-Health Care Areas
This course is suitable for all healthcare professionals and others with an interest in this area and requires no previous training but provides a focused and engaging exploration of these issues with full access to all the University resources including online journals and databases. This course is suitable to use as the basis of personal CPD credits.
If you would like to see samples of the course materials or have any other questions do contact Dr Rebecca Bennett.
Medical Ethics Modular Package (Available now - enrol anytime)
We have available an additional package of medical ethics CPD online courses. Study one module at a time (£95) or pay for 3 or 5 for a discounted rate. The first 5 modules are available now:
- Introduction to Ethics and Ethical Reasoning
- research ethics 1
- research ethics 2
- Treating Children and adolescents
Mental Health Law and Capacity (Approximately 12 study hours - Available now)
We have just launched the first module of a series of Mental Health Courses. The fee for this course is £190 with discounts of 10% for Manchester University Alumni and significant discounts for block bookings. The course covers:
Mental Capacity, Competence and Consent (4 study hours approx)
- Mental Capacity, Competence and Consent: Introduction
- How Does the Law Determine Incapacity
- Assessing Capacity
- Treating Adults who Lack Mental Capacity to Consent to Medical Treatment
- Mental Capacity Act 2005: Proxy Consent and Best Interests
- Vulnerable Adults
Refusal and Withdrawal of Treatment (3 study hours approx)
- Refusal and Withdrawal of Treatment: Introduction
- Does the Law Recognise a Right to Refuse Treatment
- Advance Directives
- Childbirth and Refusal of Treatment
Mental Capacity in Children and Adolescents (5 study hours approx)
- Mental Capacity in Children and Adolescents: Introduction
- Parental Responsibility and Young Children
- Disagreement by those with Parental Responsibility
- Disputes between those with Parental Responsibility and Medical Staff
- Parental Responsibility, Religious and Cultural Issues and the Human Rights Act
- Adolescent Competence
- Adolescent Competence: The Family Law Reform Act 1969
- The Capacity of A Child under 16 to Provide Valid Consent
- Assessing Gillick Competence
- The Extent of the Court's Power to Determine the Care of Adolescents
To enrol online go to our estore.
We will soon be launching the following courses in this modular package all for the same price of £95 each or with discounts for 3 or 5 modules. If you are interested in a particular module let me know (Dr Rebecca Bennett) and I can let you know when you will be able to enrol on this module.
- euthanasia and ends of life issues
- the moral status of the embryo and its implications
- organ donation
- autonomy in pregnancy
- genetic testing and information
- genetic manipulation and enhancement
- stem cell research and therapy
- research on animals
- resource allocation
These courses are accessible to everyone whether they have any previous background in ethics or not.
There will also be additional course for those wishing to get a deeper understanding of some of the theoretical foundations of bioethics including:
- Moral Reasoning and Argument
- Consequentialism and Utilitarianism
- Kant and Deontology (1)
- Kant and Deontology (2)
- Aristotle and Virtue Ethics
- Feminism and Care Ethics
- Beneficence and Paternalism
- Ethics and the Law
These second group of courses are designed to offer students a deeper understanding of the way that bioethical arguments are made. From the introductory course 'Introduction to Ethics and Ethical Reasoning' you will be familiar with such approaches as utilitarianism or deontology, and with Beauchamp and Childress’ 'principlism'. These second group of courses look at the mechanics of these approaches, and at the mechanics of philosophical argument more generally. By completing these courses, you should be equipped with a deeper understanding of ethical argument and, as a result, be able both to generate better arguments of your own, and to spot the weaknesses and flaws in the arguments and approaches of others.
These courses can be bought individually and will cost £95 for an individual course, again with discounts available on block bookings. If you would like any further information or have any requests for future courses get in touch with me (Dr Becki Bennett ).
Further short electronic courses will be launched in the coming months on a wide variety of bioethical and medico-legal issues (see section on 'Courses coming soon' on the left of this page).