Medical ethics and law

5 CPD credits*


Medical ethics are not always black and white, and ethical dilemmas present in many ways.

This online learning module is an introduction to medical ethics and law. It will help you understand the principles and apply that knowledge to a variety of scenarios that typically arise in day-to-day practice.

  • 5 CPD credits, accredited by Royal College of Physicians.
  • Uses real life scenarios, often experienced in day to day practice.
  • Provides up-to-date medico-legal advice and information.
  • Expertly authored by MDU medico-legal advisers.
  • Interactive module, accessible from anywhere.
  • Can be completed at your own pace.
  • Multiple choice questions test your knowledge and learning.

*The MDU Online Ethics and Law module (2019-20 CPD diary year) has been approved by the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom for 5 category 1 (external) CPD credit(s).

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  • Mr Labinoti
  • 20 June 2020 7:57PM

I cannot proceed with the assessment. Please help>

  • Dr Smith
  • 21 May 2020 1:33PM

I completed the Medical Law and Ethics module yesterday and passed the test at the end. I found this this to be extremely useful revision, pertinent to my clinical work, and very practical.
Could you kindly let me know how I obtain my CPD certificate/ certificate of completion please?

  • Dr Alli
  • 5 April 2020 3:09PM

Please issue my certificate

  • Dr Abbas
  • 10 March 2020 5:16PM

It seems like I have a problem with the website. It is downloading for a long time and nothing appeared.
Help please

  • Dr Boughdady
  • 16 February 2020 8:23PM

I need to retake the assessment after I failed twice due to problems with my computer.

  • Mr Sgourakis
  • 10 February 2020 5:51AM

Excellent course to fill the gaps of our knowledge in terms of confidentiality and consent. detailed and informative.

  • aasma masud
  • 18 January 2020 5:23PM

very keen to do this module

  • Dr Masud
  • 18 January 2020 5:23PM

I am very excited to do this module and see if this fulfills my Learning needs

  • Dr Arsalani-Zadeh
  • 13 August 2019 9:57PM

Thank you , This was a very informative & useful course.

  • Anonymous
  • 31 July 2019 4:04PM

Very thorough module. Good information re acts, consent etc

  • Anonymous
  • 31 July 2019 4:04PM

The course is comprehensive, informative and relevant to clinical practice.