Admission to this course requires an average of at least 65% in courses in the last year of your highest degree to be considered a student. This does not guarantee a place in the course, as the number of participants is limited. The objective of the course is to train experts in bioethics and medical law who demonstrate skills and knowledge in the fields of bioethics and health law. The course aims to develop capacity and excellence in the ethical and legal analysis of issues raised in health care and research. Graduates will be able to apply their knowledge to the assessment and management of bioethical and medico-legal issues, proposing solutions that are ethically justifiable and within the limits of the law. (h) the creation and development of a database with a view to finding appropriate sources of research; and. (g) contacts and cooperation with international experts and similar institutions inside and outside South Africa; Please note that entry requirements are a guide. Compliance with these requirements does not guarantee space. The final selection is subject to availability of places, academic results and, where applicable, other admission requirements.
Students apply what has been taught in the Research Methods course, as well as in the other units of the program, and conduct a supervised research study on an approved topic. This research project can be either essentially normative and legal in nature, or empirical with a normative and legal component. (e) presentation of symposia, conferences, seminars and workshops; This unit will cover the sources of South African health-related law, constitution, statutory law and common law. Criminal, civil and family law and their interaction with health are examined. The National Health Act is being discussed as well as amendments to the Medicines and Related Substances Act. International health law is included in this unit. Information on graduate funding opportunities, including the Postdoctoral Merit Fellowship, can be found here. Please also check your school`s website for scholarship opportunities.
NRF Fellowships: The National Research Foundation (NRF) offers a wide range of scholarship and scholarship opportunities for postgraduate students. External Scholarship Portal: The Bursaries South Africa website offers a comprehensive list of scholarships in South Africa. This course provides students with rigorous training in independent research design, implementation, and evaluation, including research design, sampling, and data analysis. It includes research projects of a primarily normative and legal nature as well as empirical projects (qualitative or quantitative) that contain a normative and legal element. Students are trained in each part of the research cycle (question formulation; literature research; use of secondary sources; primary and secondary reasoning; ethical and legal analysis; primary data collection and analysis methodology), including report writing. In terms of values and attitudes, the course aims to instill in students a commitment to ethical research. The course prepares them to create a research protocol/proposal adapted to their project and finally a research report. (f) the collection and provision of information on national and international medico-legal issues; (c) To contribute to the development of law and medicine in Africa. (b) generate, promote and provide expertise in these medico-legal areas; and This unit deals critically and in-depth with a number of important issues in bioethics and health law. Each year, three or four main topics are addressed, related to ethical and medico-legal issues in clinical settings, reproductive health, policy and public health, resource allocation, genetics, health and human rights, environmental bioethics and others. Students learn to apply ethical theories, ethical and legal principles, as well as their critical and analytical skills acquired in the core units, to specific ethical and forensic issues.
Click here to see the current average tuition fees. On the fee website, you will also find information about fee payment and fee payment terms. Once you have applied, you can access the fee estimator in the Student Self-Service Portal. Units are taught as block release. The block release for each unit is 5 days, except for the fundamental principles of bioethics. At the end of the teaching blocks, students must complete written assignments in the form of tests and essays for evaluation. These must be submitted by the specified due dates. (d) training (including training on the youth programme document) for interested individuals, groups and institutions; This unit presents and explains a number of current ethical issues in research ethics, including unethical research, standards of due diligence in a study, paternity and plagiarism guidelines.
The role and working methods of research ethics boards are described. Finally, clearly articulated standards of good clinical practice in research are provided and adapted to local realities and contexts. These include obtaining valid informed consent, consideration of certain subgroups, standards of care for study participants, access to study drugs after the completion of a clinical trial, incentive issues affecting researchers and participants, dissemination and publication of research results, and implementation of research results. (i) any other activity likely to contribute to the pursuit and promotion of the mission and objectives of the Centre. Full-time: LL.M. in Human Rights and Democratization in Africa, LL.M. in International Trade and Investment Law in Africa, LL.M. in Multidisciplinary Human.
more. (b) self-initiated research projects on relevant legal issues; Successful completion of the units and the written research report lead to the Master of Science in Medicine degree in the field of bioethics and health law.