Law Intensive 2
An intensive two day program that focuses in some detail on the principles that define the legal relationship between the patient and the health care professional. Participants will increase their knowledge and understanding of how these principles are applied by civil, criminal and disciplinary law in the context of clinical practice, thereby providing an opportunity to further enhance the health and safety of patients.
- Apply the principles of consent to, and refusal of, medical treatment in adults and children in the clinical setting.
- Analyse the various categories of a doctor’s duty of care that can be owed to a patient and the relationship between the duty, breach of duty and harm caused by the breach.
- Differentiate between the cases of negligence that involve a failure to warn the patient of a material risk and those cases that involve treatment.
- Recognise that the fundamental principle underpinning disciplinary law in relation to the regulation of health professionals is protection of the public, not punishment.
The ACLM Law Intensive 1 is generally a pre-requisite to attending the Law Intensive 2. However, if you have completed other studies in medical law, please contact us to ascertain whether you can attend the Law Intensive 2 without having attended the Law Intensive 1.