4 to 6 Months (Self Paced)
Maximum Allowed Duration: 18 Months
Expected Effort: 10-15 hours/week
This program has been conceptualized to enable you to gain skills necessary to identify and assess ethical and legal issues, to think and write about crucial ethical issues and develop and examine polices associated with healthcare.
TOTAL CREDITS: 14
Next Start Date
Why study this program?
Healthcare is among the few disciplines that have set a code of conduct for its practitioners. Until recently the relationship between a physician and a patient was paternalistic however over time it has and is no longer applicable. The progression of medicine and technology has made it critical to maintain an close relationship between medicine and ethics to protect against any wrong doing in the discipline of medicine and research.
Medical law and Bio-ethics are a division of law that deal with the rights and responsibilities of the healthcare providers and patients. It presents a possibility to assist dealing with crucial areas like health disparities, medical negligence, those without insurance, child and adolescent health, stem cell studies, euthanasia, breach of privacy etc. Medical law and bioethics is a growing discipline and is going through significant changes. There is considerable change in mind-set of public towards health and health services, and they also comprehend the need to balance ethics along with science more than ever.
This online Medical Law and Bio-Ethics Training program can be taken up by professionals who wish to increase their knowledge of law and ethics related to medicine and healthcare in general. The program has been conceptualized to enable students to gain skills necessary to identify and assess ethical and legal issues, to think and write about crucial concerns and develop and examine polices associated with healthcare. The program curriculum enables students to stay up-to-date with legal advancements and theory. It trains students in the traditional as well as specialized areas of medical law and bio ethics which makes it possible for them to specialize in and develop a specific expertise which unwraps new career opportunities for them in healthcare industry or academics.
What will be taught?
MODULE 01: INTRODUCTION TO HEALTHCARE & PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY
MODULE 02: INTRODUCTION TO CONSTITUTION AND INDIAN JUDICIAL SYSTEM
MODULE 03: INDIAN HEALTHCARE CASE LAWS
MODULE 04: IMPORTANT MEDICAL LAWS IN INDIA - PART 1, 2 & 3
MODULE 05: MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL, PATIENT & THE LAW
MODULE 06: FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOETHICS
MODULE 07: ETHICS IN PHARMACEUTICALS & DRUG DEVELOPMENT
TOTAL CREDITS: 14
MODE OF STUDY: ONLINE
How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed on an ongoing basis by the faculty based on the following criteria:
One is the completion of the online multiple choice question tests that follow each lesson; and second is the timely submission of assignments for each study module within the JLI e-Campus.
Your academic performance in the program will be assessed on a 4 point GPA scale. More details about our evaluation system is available in the following link: Evaluation System
Am I eligible?
The minimum eligibility criteria for Advanced Certificate in Medical Law & Bioethics would include either of the following:
- Any degree in Bioscience/Life Sciences such as Biochemistry, Microbiology, Genetics, Biotechnology, Botany, Zoology etc
- Any degree in Medicine such as MBBS, BDS, BPT, BAMS, BHMS,, BUMS etc
- Any degree in Pharmacy / Pharmaceutical Sciences
- Any degree in Chemistry / Biostatistics / Bioinformatics
- Any degree in Nursing / Allied Health.
- Any degree in Law
- Students in their final year of graduation for the above courses are also eligible to apply.
Candidates without the above mentioned educational prerequisite who have some work experience and wish to enter the healthcare industry may also be eligible for this program. Please contact our counsellors to discuss your case.
What support will I receive?
As a student you can interact online with the faculty members and fellow students to network and to discuss important topics via your e-Campus. The faculty promptly answers all questions related to the study in the Online Campus Tutoring Center (OCTC).
Towards the end of the program you will be provided placement assistance if required and career development support via the “Student Success Team”.
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James Lind Institute offers various masters degree programs in the areas of public health, business administration etc.
- MPH (with specializations)
- M.Sc in Health Mgmt
- MBA (various specializations)
For information on available masters programs via our School of Health Sciences; & our Business School click below:
Having undertaken a training program in medical law and bioethics is an advantage for every person working in the healthcare industry in any capacity. People with such training can find employment with healthcare consulting companies, hospitals, law firms, NGO's and other similar organizations.
The curriculum for the medical law training and its course material provided to students is as per the expectations of the industry. Although theoretical aspects of all topics are detailed but emphasis is also laid on their practical aspects wherever applicable. Mentors/tutors are always available for supporting students throughout the program duration