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Ethics and Professionalism

Key information

Subject area:

Life Sciences & Medicine

Course type:

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Credit level:



5 days

Available course dates:

From: 08 April 2024 To: 12 April 2024
Application deadline: 04 March 2024

Course overview

*Please note that applicants to this short course should go via King's Apply (click red 'Apply' button on the right of this page) and select the following programme*:

Pharmaceutical Medicine Non-Award (Part-time)

Module code 7MCS0001

This module provides the background to the range of issues of ethics and professionalism that the medical affairs professional is likely to encounter.

What does this course cover?

This module aims to give students:

  • Knowledge of the elements of ethics and professionalism encountered across the life-cycle of medicines.
  • Skills to apply their understanding of how the concepts of duty and responsibility apply to the maintenance of professionalism and to the company’s various responsibilities.

What will I achieve?

By the end of this module students will be able to:

  1. Achieve the ethical separation of the development of medicines and the marketing of medicines across all the functions of the company.
  2. Put the patient first and resolve conflicts by applying their knowledge of ethical principles and values.
  3. Evaluate corporate strategies that promote good conduct and prevent fraud.
  4. Recognise the roles, responsibilities and accountabilities of healthcare professionals generally and specifically in their interactions with the industry.
  5. Maintain professional standards by applying their understanding of the role that professional bodies and their codes of practice play in the regulation of practice.

Who is this for?

Minimum entry requirements are either a medical degree (such as an MBBS) or a 2:1 first degree in pharmacy, pharmacology, biology, biochemistry, chemistry or related subject.



Course status:

Places available

Full fee £2590

Home Students £1670

Overseas Students £2590



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