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Advanced Diploma in Medical Law

Advanced Diploma in Medical Law is a course run by King's Inns, Dublin. It is a Online Learning course with a duration of four weekend plus one weekday evening.. Advanced Diploma in Medical Law gives a Course Qualification of Postgraduate Diploma, awarded by Honorable Society of King's Inns. For more information about Advanced Diploma in Medical Law at King's Inns, please review the details below.


This course provides a comprehensive overview of Medical Law with a focus on both domestic and European in that area. Participants will develop an understanding of the practical application of Medical Law principles, the legal obligations on medical professionals and regulatory practice.

Medical practitioners should note that this course has been approved for 15 external CPD credits by the College of Psychiatrists in Ireland, on the basis of full attendance and completion of the course. External CPD credits approved by the medical training bodies in Ireland (College of Psychiatrists, Royal College of Physicians, College of Anaesthetists and Irish College of General Practitioners) benefit from mutual recognition and approval between those bodies.


This course aims to inform participants about the legal environment surrounding the medical professions in Ireland. In particular, participants will:

  1. Develop a critical understanding of the theories, concepts, principles and policies underpinning medical law in Ireland;
  2. Examine the legal framework in which medicine is carried out and consider its implication for clinical practice;
  3. Identify situations which may give rise to legal claims;
  4. Describe and explain the current legal issues affecting clinical practise and hospital management;
  5. Examine the role of different actors and bodies in regulating the health care professions;
  6. Use legal terminology relating to this area of the law competently and correctly;
  7. Describe and explain key principles in this area;
  8. Debate potential legislative reforms in this area
  9. Identify factual, legal and practical issues arising in the context of a problem question scenario;
  10. Formulate and present written and oral arguments.
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Training ProviderKing's Inns
Course LocationDublin
Location PostcodeDublin 1
Course TypeOnline Learning
Course QualificationPostgraduate Diploma
Awarding BodyHonorable Society of King's Inns
Awarding Body DetailsAdvanced Diploma in Medical Law
Course Start Date14th October 2022
Course End Date25th February 2023
Course Durationfour weekend plus one weekday evening.
Course TimeThis course will be delivered in an online format only, live via Zoom, with recordings of lectures available after class is over. Interactive elements such as class discussions/tutorials will not be recorded and will be cast live only. Delivery is in part-time mode through the medium of lectures and seminars, presented by leading experts in the area. The course will take place over four-weekend modules with live tutorials and lectures on Friday evenings and on Saturdays, plus one weekday evening.
Course Fee2,550.00
Entry RequirementsThere are no admission requirements for this course.
Carear PathThis course will be suitable for clinical and managerial healthcare professionals who wish to improve their knowledge of medico-legal aspects of healthcare. It will also be of interest to lawyers working or seeking to improve their expertise in medical law, and to policymakers and regulators.
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