15 - 16 May 2017

Course details

  • Duration:  2 days
  • Fees:
    - £395 Medical doctors and consultants
    - £300 Nurses and allied health professionals
  • Venue: St Mary's Campus
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This is a two day course looking at Medical Law and Ethics as applied to Paediatric Practice, including negligence, confidentiality, child protection, research, end of life care, organ donation, reporting of deaths and the Coronial process which includes a visit to Westminster Coroner’s Court.

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Course aims

Acquisition of basic knowledge of medical law and ethics relating to all aspects of paediatric practice, with an emphasis on legal principles and current professional guidance. 

Acquisition of problem-solving skills necessary to solve practical problems in paediatric practice through debate and discussion.

Familiarisation with the Coroner’s Court and the Coronial process.

Who should attend?

Open to doctors, nurses, students of medicine or law.

Benefits of attending

The course will enhance your understanding of the ethical and legal principles of treating children. It includes the concepts of autonomy/capacity/best interests and negligence, as well as covering the topics of confidentiality and consent, child protection and The Children Act 1989, research ethics in children, end of life decision making and limitations to treatment and conflict resolution – a practical approach. It also looks at aspects of child death including the role of the Child Death Overview Panel (CDOP), death certification and post mortem examinations, the Coroner's role and Inquests.

Course structure

The course consists of lectures and interactive sessions and includes a visit to Westminster Coroner's Court.

Optional assessment

Participants have the option of completing an assessment component and on completion will be provided with an official Imperial College London transcript of results. Details of the assessment and deadline for submission will be given during the course. Please note that there is an additional assessment fee payable in full prior to submission date. Please contact us for further information.