Title of the Programme
The programme shall be master of legal medicine MEng. (LM)
The Master of legal Medicine gives legal practitioners, doctors, health professionals and administrators the legal knowledge to take the next step in their careers.
It’s available for both law and non-law graduates and the flexible structure makes it ideal for working professionals looking to immerse themselves in the study of health and medical law.
Working with lecturers who are leaders in their fields, and fellow students from Burkinafaso and around the world, you’ll gain advanced understanding of a range of legal and ethical issues relating to the field of health and medical law.
A Master of Laws (LLM) is a postgraduate degree designed to enhance your academic legal knowledge, particularly focusing on specific areas of interest. Specially designed for law and non-law graduates who want to gain a Master’s qualification in law, this course focuses on Medical Law and the ethics that are integral to their development. Ideal if you have a qualification in medicine or ambitions of working in medical liability, this course is designed to offer you the flexibility to focus your studies to suit your aspirations.
Our Medical Law MA course focuses on the legal questions raised in the context of medicine. These include debates about assisted reproduction, abortion, assisted suicide and euthanasia, psychiatric ethics and mental health law, organ donation and the allocation of scarce resources. The medical and health sector has become very complex over the years. Medical research allows for new treatments every day, but with it new forms of diseases have arisen. Inevitably, the unpredictable nature of medical research has resulted in an ever more complex legal involvement. The Master of Legal Medicine combines classic legal studies within the health care sector.
Within your study, you address the liabilities of practitioners, surgeons, and the like. You deal with health legislations and reforms as well as with insurance systems. When is a doctor liable for an error during treatment? Which treatments can be legally covered by health insurances? Which medications should be legalized for chronically diseased people? The Master of Medical Law deals with topics of great importance and applicability.