Law & Ethics in Health & Social Care

Continuing Professional Development (short course)

Distance learning

12 weeks

Module code: MOD001723

Module level: 6

Module credits: 30 credits

Please note

You will be required to attend a compulsory full-day workshop at our Chelmsford campus, before completing the course online.

Number of places: 25


Explore the ethical and legal theories and principles that underpin health and social care, such as consent, confidentiality, duty of care and human rights.

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Full description

Who should attend?

This module is particularly relevant to health and social care professionals who wish to develop critical insights into legal and ethical issues in practice.


Course dates

September 2016

27 September 2016 Compulsory classroom session in Chelmsford
Followed by 11 weeks online learning, via our VLE

January 2017

31 January 2017 Compulsory classroom session in Chelmsford
Followed by 11 weeks online learning, via our VLE

Where you'll study

Your faculty

The Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education is the largest provider of health, social care and education courses in the East of England, with over 6,000 students from more than 20 countries.

With 95% of our students finding full-time employment within six months of graduating, you can be sure that our courses have been designed with your career in mind. We’ve been educating nurses, midwives and social workers for over 25 years.

At the cutting edge of research, we offer a range of internationally recognised undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses taught by friendly, supportive and experienced staff.With over 150 research students across our three doctoral programmes (PhD; DProf and EdD), we provide the multi-disciplinary perspective and potential for academic debate that reflects our position as a leader in practitioner-focused and practice-led research studies.

Designed to enhance your learning experience, our facilities include state-of-the-art simulated skills laboratories that mirror real-life clinical situations and UK hospital wards. Our students also benefit from our Early Childhood Research and Resource Centre; a space in which they can experiment with equipment and play activities.

You’ll study in an exciting, modern faculty which has strong links with regional, national and international organisations, including healthcare trusts, social services, local and regional authorities, schools and academic institutions.

Your enthusiasm. Our passion. Your best foot forward.

Where can I study?

Distance learning
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Study at a time that suits you, using our Virtual Learning Environment.

More about distance learning

Fees & funding

Course fees

30 Credits (Level 6)


If you require NHS contract funding, please speak to your manager before applying.

Contact details

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Patricia Macnamara (Module Leader)
Tel: 01245 68 4156

CPD Admissions
Tel: 01245 68 68 68

Entry requirements

If you wish to be considered for this module, you’ll need the appropriate professional qualifications or experience in a related field.

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