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Medical Law 2: Negligence & Misadventure (Module)

Module description

Taught by: Laura Giachardi

You study the nature of liability in tort; the constituent elements of the tort of negligence; the general principles of tort law, such as vicarious liability and damages; the social context in which tort law operates; and possible directions of reform for compensation for medical misadventure including no-fault compensation schemes. The increasing role of the criminal law in cases of medical error is also examined, for example prosecutions for gross negligence manslaughter, corporate manslaughter and health and safety offences.

Staff information

Laura Giachardi

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Module assessment - more information

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Key information

Module code 7FFLG913

Credit level 7

Assessment

Credit value

Semester Full-year

Study abroad module No