How do these courses work?
These online courses are available throughout the year. At the moment the courses available are a set of nine short online courses that focus on 'Medical Decision-Making: Ethics and Law' and cover all aspects of medical decision making including an introduction to ethics and law and sections on informed consent, confidentiality, mental capacity, treating children and adolescents, withdrawing and witholding treatment. For more information on these courses click 'here'.
These courses are available now at a cost of £600 for the nine courses. The nine courses should take you around 32 hours to complete in total (about 3 hours per course) but you will have 12 months to complete these online and so can complete these at your own pace. The courses are completed through a virtual, web based learning environment and assessed by short online (multiple choice) quizzes. When you have successfully completed the online assessment you will receive a certificate confirming your completion of this course package of course units.
We also have available an additional Medical Ethics Modular Package where you can study one module at a time (£95) or pay for 3 or 5 for a discounted rate and a package of courses, Introduction to Research Ethics which takes approximately 10 study hours and is available at a cost of £190.
We have just launched a Mental Capacity Law Course which covers mental capacity, competence and consent; refusal and withdrawal of treatment and mental capacity in children and adolescents. This course takes approximately 10 study hours and is available at a cost of £190.
Each course unit contains recommendations for further reading for those interested in reading more about the issues covered in these courses. For the duration of your registration you will have full access to the University of Manchester’s library services including the ability to access a huge variety of online journals and physical access to our Campus Library.
We will be launching other courses soon on:
- 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 will compliment the Medical Decision Making courses or can be taken on their own. For more information about these courses click 'here'.
For more information about these new courses or to request a course on a particular area contact Dr Becki Bennett or keep an eye on the 'Courses coming soon' section of this web site (see navigation bar on the left).