Certificate Program

Medical Ethics & Medico-Legal Issues

This course aims to provide an overview of the main medico-legal concepts and issues in the practice of modern healthcare.

The course help to improve the knowledge of healthcare workers including doctors, nurses, hospital, administrators, etc. in medical ethics and medico- legal issues.

  • To provide students with a deep understanding of the ethical, legal, and regulatory aspects of the medical profession.
  • To equip individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to navigate complex issues related to healthcare, patient rights, and the legal framework governing the medical field.
  • To explore the intersection of medical ethics and legal issues in healthcare.
  • To gain a comprehensive understanding of the ethical principles guiding medical practice, patient rights, healthcare laws and regulations, and the medico-legal challenges faced by healthcare professionals.

Duration: 3 months

Medical Ethics & Medico-Legal Issues diploma course is a 3 months online program.

Duration: 3 months

Unit/Module Description Duration/No. of Hrs
Introduction to Medical Ethics and Medico-Legal Issues
  • Overview of medical ethics and its importance
  • Historical perspective on medical ethics
  • Legal framework in healthcare
  • Ethical decision-making models
Ethical Principles in Healthcare
  • Autonomy, beneficence, non-maleficence, and justice
  • Informed consent and patient rights
  • End-of-life decision-making and advance directives
  • Conflicts of interest and disclosure
Medical Professionalism and Codes of Ethics
  • Medical professionalism and its components
  • Codes of ethics and professional conduct
  • Physician-patient relationship and boundaries
  • Ethical challenges in medical research
Healthcare Laws and Regulations
  • Healthcare legislation and regulation
  • Medical malpractice and negligence
  • Patient privacy and confidentiality (HIPAA, GDPR, etc.)
  • Medical liability and malpractice insurance
Medico-Legal Issues in Clinical Practice
  • Medical documentation and record-keeping
  • Medical errors and adverse events
  • Reporting and handling of medical incidents
  • Whistleblowing and legal protections
Ethical Issues in Emerging Healthcare Technologies
  • Telemedicine and telehealth ethics
  • Artificial intelligence and machine learning in healthcare
  • Genomic medicine and personalized healthcare
  • Ethical considerations in data privacy and security
Healthcare Ethics Committees and Case Reviews
  • Role of ethics committees in healthcare organizations
  • Case-based analysis of ethical dilemmas
  • Ethical decision-making in clinical and organizational contexts
  • Resolution and recommendations
Healthcare Policies and Advocacy
  • Healthcare policy development and advocacy
  • Ethical considerations in healthcare resource allocation
  • Access to healthcare and health equity
  • Public health ethics
International Perspectives on Medical Ethics
  • Global health ethics
  • Cross-cultural perspectives on healthcare ethics
  • Medical tourism and ethical challenges
  • International collaborations and research ethics
Capstone Project and Case Studies
  • Students will work on a capstone project related to a real or hypothetical ethical or medico- legal issue in healthcare.
  • In-depth analysis and presentation of case studies from various healthcare settings.

Rs. 45000 only.

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