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LA333 - Medicine and the Law

  • Module code: LA333
  • Module name: Medicine and the Law
  • Department: Law School
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

Medical research has produced major advances in surgical techniques and methods of treatment that help to prolong life and reduce disease. These advances in medicine have also been accompanied by extensive experimentation with human life. The medical profession has extended its concerns beyond its original base of performing surgery and prescribing drugs for organic illness into new roles such as the assessment of mental illness and alcoholism, the supervision of the process of giving birth, facilitating contraception, sterilisation, abortion and genetical screening etc. New technology has drawn the medical profession into the processes of augmenting fertility and embryo experimentation as well as extending life itself with intensive care treatment. One purpose of this module is to examine these developments and the role law now plays in attempting to regulate these processes. While the doctor/patient contractual relationship may now be inadequate and in many cases irrelevant, it is clear that the legal relationships produced by new forms of statutory and common law regulation do not always offer adequate protection for the consumers of medical services. In many areas there is an issue whether a new legal framework should be provided for significant medical decisions.

Timetabled teaching activities

Term 1 Half Module

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/law/current/undergraduate/materials/LA333

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: LA333-15)
D (Assessed/examined work) Assessed Course Work 40%
Examination - Main Summer Exam Period (weeks 4-9) 60%
Assessed Course Work 40%
Examination - Main Summer Exam Period (weeks 4-9) 60%
Assessed Course Work 40%
Examination - Main Summer Exam Period (weeks 4-9) 60%
Assessed Course Work 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core

N/A

Optional Core

N/A

Optional
  • Undergraduate Law (Year Abroad) (M104) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Law (Year Abroad) (M104) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Law (3 year) (Qualifying Degree) (M105) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Law (3 year) (Qualifying Degree) (M105) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Law (4 year) (Qualifying Degree) (M106) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Law (4 year) (Qualifying Degree) (M106) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Law (4 year) (Qualifying Degree) (M106) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Law (European) Qualifying Degree (M107) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Law (Year Abroad) QD (M108) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Law (Year Abroad) QD (M108) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Law (Part-time) (M109) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Law (Part-time) (M109) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Law (Part-time) (M109) - Year 5
  • Undergraduate Law (Part-time) (M109) - Year 6
  • Undergraduate Law with French Law (Qualifying Degree) (M10A) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Law with German Law (Qualifying Degree) (M10C) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Law with Humanities (3 Year) (M110) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Law with Humanities (3 Year) (Qualifying Degree) (M111) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Law with Humanities (3 Year) (Qualifying Degree) (M111) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Law with Humanities (3 Year) (Qualifying Degree) (M111) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Law with Humanities (4 Year) (M112) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Law with Humanities (4 Year) (M112) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Law with Humanities (4 Year) (Qualifying Degree) (M113) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Law with Humanities (4 Year) (Qualifying Degree) (M113) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Law with Humanities (4 Year) (Qualifying Degree) (M113) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Law with Social Sciences (3 Year) (M114) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Law with Social Sciences (3 Year) (Qualifying Degree) (M115) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Law with Social Sciences (3 Year) (Qualifying Degree) (M115) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Law with Social Sciences (4 Year) (M116) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Law with Social Sciences (4 Year) (M116) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Law with Social Sciences (4 Year) (Qualifying Degree) (M117) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Law with Social Sciences (4 Year) (Qualifying Degree) (M117) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Law (M300) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Law (M300) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Law (4 Year) (M301) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Law (4 Year) (M301) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Law (4 Year) (M301) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Law (Part-time) (M303) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Law (Part-time) (M303) - Year 5
  • Undergraduate Law (Part-time) (M303) - Year 6
  • Undergraduate Law (European) (M355) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Law and Sociology (ML33) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Law and Sociology (ML33) - Year 4
  • BA in Law and Sociology (Qualifying Degree) (ML34) - Year 3
  • BA in Law and Sociology (Qualifying Degree) (ML34) - Year 4
  • BA in Law and Sociology (Qualifying Degree) (with Intercalated year) (ML35) - Year 5
  • Undergraduate Law and Business Studies (MN31) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Law and Business Studies (MN31) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Law and Business Studies (MN32) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Law and Business Studies (MN32) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Law and Business Studies (MN32) - Year 4
  • Law and Business Four Year (Qualifying Degree) (MN34) - Year 2
  • Law and Business Four Year (Qualifying Degree) (MN34) - Year 3
  • Law and Business Four Year (Qualifying Degree) (MN34) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Law and Business Studies with Intercalated Year (3+1) (MN35) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Law and Business Studies with Intercalated Year (3+1) (MN35) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Law and Business Studies with Intercalated Year (4+1) (MN36) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Law and Business Studies with Intercalated Year (4+1) (MN36) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Law and Business Studies with Intercalated Year (4+1) (MN36) - Year 5
  • Undergraduate Law and Business Studies (Qualifying Degree) with Intercalated Year (MN37) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Law and Business Studies (Qualifying Degree) with Intercalated Year (MN37) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Law and Business Studies (Qualifying Degree) with Intercalated Year (MN37) - Year 5