Module Title:   Medical Ethics and Regulations

Module Credit:   10

Module Code:   ENG3077M

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 1

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 6

Module Type:   Standard module

Provider:   Engineering

Related Department/Subject Area:   Engineering: Business and Management (not in use)

Principal Co-ordinator:   Dr P C Twigg

Additional Tutor(s):   -

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

Critical review of medical ethics and regulations within medical engineering.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
Knowledge disseminated and concepts explored in lectures, with learning supported by tutorial problems and tutor-lead classroom discussion. Formative assessment and oral feedback given in tutorials. The formal examination will assess all of the learning outcomes expressed in the descriptor.

Lectures:   18.00          Directed Study:   74.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   6.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   0.00          Formal Exams:   2.00          Total:   100.00

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

Critically review and consolidate medical ethics and regulations, and their importance and application in a wide range of medical engineering and technology applications

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

Apply medical ethics and regulations to critically evaluate professional scenarios and the development of medical devices.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

Systematically solve problems

  Examination - closed book 2.00 100%

Outline Syllabus:
The value of life; respect for persons; moral duties within a medical environment; the moral significance of age. Telling the truth; responsibility to communicate; confidentiality & the Data Protection Act, consent and informed consent. Public accountability; medical negligence and litigation; compensation; transplantation of organs and tissues. Experimentation; commercial exploitation. Allocation of scarce resources; efficacy of interventions. Assessment of project risk; ethics committees; payment/inducements. Classification of medical devices. Legal requirements for design and manufacture. MDD regulations; international standards; routes to conformity. Risk assessment; legislation, patents and clinical trials.

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