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Master of Laws (LLM) in Medical Law and Ethics

Customise your own course with this fully flexible programme!

Course start date: 28th September 2020 (Application deadline: 1st September 2020). Delivered by tutored distance learning

De Montfort University

Your course tutors:

BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies, MA Applied Health Studies, Registered Nurse (RN), LLM Medical Law and Ethics. Jackie teaches on the following modules within the LLM Medical Law and Ethics program: Core module, Medical Negligence, Consent and Incapacitated Patients. She is also registered as a research student in the law school with Expert Evidence as her area of interest. She works as a Senior Nurse in the University Hospitals of Leicester focussing on issues of medicines safety and the associated risk management.

Working within the NHS, she uses knowledge gained as a Clinical Practitioner to inform both her teaching and her research, and also uses knowledge gained in the lecturer role to inform her day to day clinical practice. She also teaches Nutrition and Ethics to healthcare staff undertaking the Nutrition course run jointly between UHL and DMU. Publications: Nursing Practice in Healthcare (2008) two chapters in 5th Edition (with H Reading and J Evans) How to apply Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (2012) Nursing Times 109: 20, 12-14 False Memories and Expert Evidence: Reliability and Admissibility (2014) Blackstones Quarterly Update Autumn 2014 (with Prof M Hirst).

BA (Hons) Health Studies, Post Graduate Diploma in Law (PGDL), Legal Practice Course (LPC), Registered General Nurse (RGN), LLM (Business Law). Patty was formerly a full time Senior Lecturer in Law and Medicine at DMU. She now teaches part time on the LLM Medical Law and Ethics programme and the Graduate Diploma in Law programme for ILEX and she also teaches on undergraduate programmes.

She also gives guest lectures to a variety of healthcare professionals on legal issues at the end of life, consent, human rights law in the healthcare arena and legal aspects in GP commissioning. Publications: ‘Calling Time on Abortion’ Contemporary Issues in Law, 2005, 10, 308, 13 (with J. Samanta); ‘Clinical Autonomy: Doctors Orders?’ (with D. Price, B. Harvey and J.Samanta) in Clinical Ethics (2007) 2(3) 124-128.

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Tom Smith

(MA (Hons), MSc, PgCert, LLM) is the course leader for the LLM module: Issues Relating to
the Termination of Life. Tom has worked within health and social care services for over 15 years, including within specialisms of research development and research ethics. His teaching, supervisory and personal research interests are in terminal sedation and on when/ whether to withhold/ withdraw clinically assisted nutrition and hydration.