Biomedical Law & Ethics

This courses examines the law governing the professional practice of health-care professionals and biomedical researchers, their legal and ethical obligations, and issues like medical negligence, consent, confidentiality, living wills, euthanasia and the statutory regulation of medical practice. It also surveys legal and ethical issues in human organ transplantation and reproductive medicine, property in the human body, and the new genetic and genomic sciences (including human embryonic stem cell research, cloning, tissue banking, genetic testing, screening and therapy, biomedical human research and experimentation, etc). Finally, social and ethical issues in the allocation of health resources and national health policy are considered.

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