Taught course

Ethical, Legal and Professional Issues - Single Module

University of Salford · College of Health and Social Care
Single Module- Level 5 (20 credits)

Entry requirements

Accreditation for Prior Experiential Learning (APEL)- We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully. The Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) process could help you to make your work and life experience count. The APL process can be used for entry onto courses or to give you exemptions from parts of your course. Two forms of APL may be used for entry: the Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) or the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL). Applicant profile- We positively welcome applications from students who may not meet the stated entry criteria but who can demonstrate their ability to successfully pursue a programme of study in higher education. Students who do not have formal entry qualifications are required to sit a written assessment which is designed for this purpose. Support in preparing for the written assessment is available from the University. Please contact Gill Colgan the Director of Admissions for further information. Supporting Information and Personal statement if you are applying through NHS North West CPD-Apply. Supporting information: you should include details of your current post and role and previous study at level 5 / 6. Personal statement: please outline the reasons why you wish to undertake this module.

Months of entry


Course content

3 good reasons to study Ethical, Legal and Professional Issues - single module at Salford:

  • Introduces you to the specific ethical, legal and professional issues related to health care practice
  • Develop knowledge of the law, ethics and professional issues to underpin and be able to justify practice
  • Delivered by staff who are subject experts in their field

Course Summary

The aim of this module is to introduce you to specific ethical, legal and professional issues related to health care practice as well as reflect upon experiences of ethical, legal and professional issues in health care practice.

This module explores:

  • Ethics of faith and traditions
  • Deontology: rights, duties, obligations
  • Sources of Law: Statute and Common Law
  • Personal, fiduciary, professional, public and legal responsibility
  • Informed consent
  • Negligence and confidentiality
  • Issues from the beginning of life
  • Rights and the vulnerable patient
  • Issues from the end of life
  • Justice and the allocation of resources
  • Autonomy, accountability, competence
  • Beneficence and paternalism
  • Non-maleficence

Information for international students

If your first language is not English you will need to provide evidence of proficiency - IELTS 6.5 band score or above are proof of this.

Fees and funding

Fees and Funding

Applying for postgraduate Health and Social Care single modules

All applications for post qualifying heath and social care modules are made directly to the University.

North West SHA-SLA funded applications

If your Trust is part of the North West SHA-SLA agreement, contact your CPD Lead to agree funding. You must then apply through the NHS CPD Apply system: www.cpd-applynw.nhs.uk

Self funded applications

If you are self funding a programme of study or single module, please complete the appropriate application form and send directly to the University.

Qualification and course duration

Single Module- Level 5 (20 credits)

part time
4 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment100

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
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