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Agweddau Cyfreithiol ar Ymarfer Meddygol (LLM)

  • Hyd: 2 flynedd
  • Dull astudio: Dysgu cyfunol rhan amser

Dyddiad dechrau

Diwrnod agored

Dysgwch am astudio'n ôl-raddedig yma yn ystod ein Diwrnod Agored nesaf.

Pam astudio’r cwrs hwn

Yn y blynyddoedd diwethaf, mae’r gyfraith sy’n ymwneud â meddygaeth a gofal iechyd wedi dod yn fwyfwy cymhleth. Mae gan hyn oblygiadau sylweddol i arferion meddygol a chwestiynau o ran atebolrwydd cyfreithiol ac iawndal. Nod y rhaglen hon yw rhoi gwybodaeth gadarn am y rheolau cyfreithiol sy'n berthnasol i gynnig a gweinyddu gofal iechyd.


Cover a wide range of topics

Receive an introduction to medical law and study topics that include ethics, consent and negligence.


Diverse learning community

Study with law, medicine, nursing, dentistry, psychiatry and pharmacology graduates plus healthcare and health management professionals.


Attend residential weekends

This course is taught via four in-person residential weekends which allow you to continue your professional development whilst working in the sector.


Earn points while you study

Continuing medical education (CME) points will be awarded to doctors where appropriate.

Our LLM Legal Aspects of Medical Practice, established in 1987, aims to provide a sound knowledge of the legal rules applicable to, and the issues surrounding, the practice and administration of healthcare, as well as the ethical principles underpinning these rules.

The law relating to medicine and healthcare has become increasingly complex and patients are becoming more aware of their legal rights and the ethical principles which underline these rights. This has significant consequences for healthcare practices, the regulation of healthcare, and the relationships between patients and members of healthcare teams. This includes complex areas like patient information and consent, legal and professional regulation of healthcare professionals, clinical negligence, and beginning and end-of-life issues. Changes in the structure of the NHS are also giving rise to a number of important legal problems. Furthermore, an increased understanding of ethics and how this relates to both the practice and regulation of healthcare provide a ready source of criticism for existing and proposed legal rules.

This programme is taught via a series of in-person teaching blocks, each of which is delivered across a weekend (apart from the first block which includes a Friday). This enables you to fit study into your current working arrangements while still allowing the creation of a learning community.

You will have the opportunity to study topics in-depth and conduct research in areas of medical law and ethics of particular interest to you. The programme:

• Covers a wide spectrum of healthcare law and ethics topics;
• Stimulates a critical approach to evaluation of current and proposed regulation and cultivates independent and original thought;
• Enables you to undertake in-depth research and demonstrate advanced knowledge in specific areas of law.


Ble byddwch yn astudio

Ysgol y Gyfraith a Gwleidyddiaeth

Mae ein corff myfyrwyr bywiog, ynghyd â'n staff academaidd hynod gymwysedig, yn darparu'r amgylchedd perffaith i archwilio meysydd dynamig a phrysur y gyfraith, gwleidyddiaeth a chysylltiadau rhyngwladol.

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Academic Requirements

Typically you will need to have:

  • a 2:1 honours degree in a relevant subject area such as dentistry, law, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, veterinary science, or an equivalent international degree
  • a university-recognised equivalent academic qualification
  • or significant professional experience of working in the National Health Service or related administration.

English Language Requirements

IELTS with an overall score of 6.5 with at least 6.5 in writing and 6.0 in all other subskills, or an accepted equivalent.

Application Deadline

We allocate places on a first-come, first-served basis, so we recommend you apply as early as possible.

Selection Process

We will review your application and if you meet the entry requirements, we will make you an offer.

Rhagor o wybodaeth am ofynion Iaith Saesneg.

Mae'n rhaid i ymgeiswyr sydd angen Fisa myfyriwr i astudio yn y DU gyflwyno cymhwyster iaith Saesneg derbyniol er mwyn bodloni gofynion UKVI (Fisâu a Mewnfudo y DU).

Euogfarnau troseddol

You are not required to complete a DBS (Disclosure Barring Service) check or provide a Certificate of Good Conduct to study this course.

If you are currently subject to any licence condition or monitoring restriction that could affect your ability to successfully complete your studies, you will be required to disclose your criminal record. Conditions include, but are not limited to:

  • access to computers or devices that can store images
  • use of internet and communication tools/devices
  • curfews
  • freedom of movement
  • contact with people related to Cardiff University.

Strwythur y cwrs

The programme is delivered in two stages:

• Stage One (the taught component) comprises four 30-credit compulsory modules (120 credits);
• Stage Two (the dissertation stage) comprises the 60-credit dissertation.

Stage One is taught over a period of two years, through lectures, seminars and workshops in a series of eight weekend blocks. Modules in Stage One will provide a firm grounding for understanding the interaction between law, ethics, and healthcare. They focus on an introduction to medical law and ethics, the role of consent and capacity in healthcare, the regulation of healthcare practices by the law and professional bodies, and the role ethics plays in legal decision-making in complex healthcare cases. You will take two modules each academic year; each module will be studied over two block weekends (you will therefore attend four weekend blocks each academic year).

You will progress to the dissertation upon successful completion of Stage One.

If you do not satisfy the requirements of both stages you may be awarded a Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits) or Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits), subject to successful completion of the requisite number of taught modules and to meeting the criteria set out in the Senate Regulations for Modular Postgraduate Programmes.

Mae'r modiwlau a ddangosir yn esiampl o'r cwricwlwm arferol. Byddant yn cael eu hadolygu cyn blwyddyn academaidd 2022/23. Bydd y modiwlau terfynol yn cael eu cyhoeddi erbyn mis Medi 2022.

Blwyddyn un

Mae blwyddyn un yn cynnwys dau fodiwl gorfodol sy’n werth 30 credyd.

Blwyddyn dau

Mae blwyddyn dau yn cynnwys dau fodiwl gorfodol sy’n werth 30 credyd.  Ar ôl cwblhau'r cam a addysgir yn llwyddiannus ar ddiwedd blwyddyn dau, byddwch yn symud ymlaen at y traethawd hir 60 credyd.

Mae'r Brifysgol wedi ymrwymo i ddarparu amrywiaeth eang o opsiynau modiwl lle’n bosibl. Ond byddwch yn ymwybodol er y byddwn yn gwneud pob ymdrech i gynnig dewis, gall hyn gael ei gyfyngu mewn rhai amgylchiadau. Y rheswm am hyn yw'r ffaith mai dim ond nifer cyfyngedig o leoedd sydd ar gael ar rai modiwlau, a gaiff eu dyrannu ar sail y cyntaf i'r felin. Mae'n ofynnol i fodiwlau eraill sicrhau isafswm nifer o fyfyrwyr cyn gallu eu cynnal, er mwyn gwneud yn siŵr y gellir cyflwyno addysg o ansawdd priodol. Gall modiwlau gael eu cyfyngu oherwydd gwrthdaro yn yr amserlen hefyd, ac er bod y Brifysgol yn ymdrechu i amharu cyn lleied â phosibl ar eich dewis, byddai'n syniad da i chi ofyn am gyngor gan yr Ysgol berthnasol am y dewisiadau modiwl sydd ar gael.

Dysgu ac asesu

Sut y caf fy addysgu?

Your modules will be delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars and workshops, and individual and joint written oral presentations, during weekend teaching blocks. Modules are typically led by experienced staff actively engaged in research relevant to their subject area.

Distance learning delivery, in the form of e-modules supported by Learning Central, will support and enhance your learning between block weekends:
• a distinct e-module is aligned to each taught module;
• an additional e-module is available at programme level, providing materials relevant to the programme as a whole, as well as learning materials which will be developed throughout the course of the programme.

Studying at postgraduate level is intensive and challenging and it is important that you take full advantage of the teaching that is provided in order to succeed.  Attendance at all classes is compulsory and we will expect you to be well prepared and able to contribute to discussions and presentations.

Sut y caf fy asesu?

We make use of both formative and summative assessment.

Formative assessments do not contribute towards your degree but are designed to give you the opportunity to develop your skills, practice for your summative assessments and enable you and your tutors to assess your progress in your modules.  Formative assessments will normally involve written coursework or a class test or may comprise individual student presentations. In addition to these formative assessments, multiple choice question quizzes (which allow you to self-test your substantive knowledge) may be available on the e-learning platform.

Summative assessments contribute towards your final award. Your results in these assessments:
• determine your formal progression through the programme; and
• determine your final award.

Each of the LLM Legal Aspects of Medical Practice modules delivered during stage one are summatively assessed. The Dissertation (up to 15,000 words) comprises the stage two summative assessment.

Sut y caf fy nghefnogi?

Your learning will be supported during weekend teaching blocks and, beyond this, through e-learning.  All taught modules are supported by Learning Central, a virtual learning environment that is available on and off campus and through which you will be able to access a wide range of module materials and communicate with other members of your cohort via a discussion group facility.  In addition, a programme level Learning Central module will provide a range of materials for use throughout the lifespan of the programme.

You will receive dedicated pastoral support through our personal tutor scheme. You will be assigned a personal tutor who will be able to provide support, as required, between phases of face to face learning via email, phone, and skype.  Your personal tutor will operate designated office hours and will also make appointments with you outside of these general office hours, on request. Your personal tutor will also be able to signpost you to other areas of student support, should you need it.

A designated Disability and Diversity Officer ensures that reasonable adjustments are made for students with disabilities. The University has a range of services to support you, including the Careers Service, the Counselling Service, the Disability and Dyslexia Service, the Student Support Service and excellent libraries with specialist law librarians and resource centres.

In addition, we offer an extensive programme of careers lectures and workshops with an in-house Law Careers Consultant.
Oral feedback will be provided during seminars, and you will also receive written feedback on both your formative and summative assessments.  Individual feedback on formative work will help you identify strengths and weaknesses in your learning, as well as how you might improve your performance in summative assessments.  Written feedback will be made available no later than four weeks from the submission of your assessment.

Pa sgiliau y byddaf yn eu hymarfer a’u datblygu?

Knowledge & Understanding: 

On successful completion of the Programme you will be demonstrate the ability to:
• explain in detail, and with clarity and precision, the principal features of topics from medical law and ethics you have studied and any relevant proposals for regulatory/legal reform;
• display an understanding of the current principles and developments in medical law and ethics;
• critically evaluate and interpret the interaction between law and ethics;
• critically engage with sources of law so as to be able to discuss critically the wider context of legal rules relevant to medical law, healthcare and ethics;
• evaluate different methodologies and perspectives within legal scholarship and their application to topics studied on the programme.

Intellectual Skills: 

On successful completion of the Programme you will be able to demonstrate the ability to:
• appraise, analyse, interpret and apply the main principles and legal rules relevant to medical law, healthcare, and ethics, with appropriate references to independently identified primary and secondary materials.
• critically evaluate the doctrinal coherence and significance of the corpus of medical law and ethics;
• critically evaluate legal and healthcare issues and the implications of proposals for reform in a social, cultural and political context;
• critically evaluate problems and issues involving multiple interacting or complex legal, ethical, or healthcare factors.

Professional Practical Skills: 

On successful completion of the Programme you will be able to demonstrate the ability to:
• design and undertake independent research using primary and secondary materials relating to specific issues in medical law, ethics and healthcare practice;
• independently develop and analyse legal issues which involve complex interacting factors of law, healthcare and ethics;
• independently identify relevant primary and secondary sources on a new legal topic and demonstrate this ability by writing an essay, report or presenting an informed oral opinion;
• summarise sustained critical expositions of particular topics of study and explain and evaluate the findings clearly, logically and coherently in a way which is appropriate for a professional situation.

Transferable/Key Skills: 

On successful completion of the Programme you will be able to demonstrate the ability to:
• reflect on your own learning and the ability to conceive of ways to fill gaps in your knowledge or understanding;
• arrange, and take responsibility for, structuring, managing and reporting, orally or in writing, the outcome of independent research.

Ffioedd dysgu ar gyfer dechrau astudio yn 2022

As this programme is three years or over in duration and has a one year full time equivalent you will not be eligible for a postgraduate loan.  The UK Government has more information about eligibility for postgraduate loans.

Bydd eich ffioedd dysgu a sut y byddwch yn eu talu yn dibynnu ar eich statws ffioedd. Gallai eich statws ffioedd fod yn statws cartref, ynysoedd neu tramor.

Dysgwch sut rydym yn pederfynu eich statws ffioedd

Ffioedd am statws cartref

Blwyddyn Ffioedd Dysgu Blaendal
Blwyddyn un £7,450 Dim
Blwyddyn dau £7,450 Dim

Myfyrwyr o'r UE, AEE a'r Swistir

Os ydych chi'n wladolyn o'r UE/AEE neu'r Swistir, bydd eich ffioedd dysgu ar gyfer 2022/23 yn unol â'r ffioedd tramor a godir ar fyfyrwyr rhyngwladol, oni bai eich bod yn gymwys i gael statws ffioedd y DU. Mae UKCISA wedi darparu gwybodaeth am Brexit a ffioedd dysgu.

Ffioedd am statws ynys

Dysgwch ragor am ffioedd ol-raddedig i fyfyrwyr o Ynysoedd y Sianel ac Ynys Manaw.

Ffioedd am statws tramor

Blwyddyn Ffioedd Dysgu Blaendal
Blwyddyn un £9,950 £1,000
Blwyddyn dau £9,950 Dim

Rhagor o wybodaeth am ffioedd dysgu a blaendaliadau, gan gynnwys ar gyfer myfyrwyr rhan-amser a pharhaus.

Cymorth ariannol

Gallai cymorth ariannol fod ar gael ar gyfer unigolion sy'n bodloni rhai meini prawf. Cewch ragor o wybodaeth yn ein hadran arian. Dim ond hyn a hyn o gymorth ariannol y gall y ffynonellau hyn eu cynnig, felly ni allwn warantu y bydd pawb sy'n bodloni'r meini prawf yn cael arian.

Costau ychwanegol

Costau byw

Rydym wedi ein lleoli yn un o ddinasoedd mwyaf fforddiadwy y DU. Rhagor o wybodaeth am gostau byw yng Nghaerdydd.

Gyrfaoedd graddedigion

Mae graddedigion LLM Agweddau Cyfreithiol ar Ymarfer Meddygol wedi mynd ymlaen i fod yn fargyfreithwyr, cyfreithwyr, crwneriaid, llawfeddygon yr heddlu, meddygon teulu, ymgynghorwyr, deintyddion, rheolwyr y GIG, fferyllwyr, tiwtoriaid nyrsys, meddygon a deintyddion a gyflogir gan yr Adran Iechyd a’r Sefydliadau Amddiffyn.


Cyllid Graddau Meistr Ôl-raddedig

Os ydych yn ddarpar fyfyriwr gradd Meistr ac yn dechrau eich gradd meistr ym mis Medi 2020 neu’n hwyrach, gallech wneud cais ar gyfer benthyciad ôl-raddedig ar gyfer eich gradd ym Mhrifysgol Caerdydd.

Cynllun Gostyngiad i Gynfyfyrwyr

Mae'r gostyngiad i gynfyfyrwyr ar gael i raddedigion Prifysgol Caerdydd sy'n bwriadu dechrau rhaglen Meistr gymwys yn 2022/23.

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Pynciau cysylltiedig: Law, Medicine

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