Ethics in General Practice

E-learning for GPSTs

Medical ethics involves the application of a moral code to the practice of medicine. By their very nature ethical dilemmas can be difficult to navigate. GPSTs often find it hard to submit relevant evidence for their ePortfolio. This is where the MDU can help. 

Our Ethics in general practice e-learning course has been designed specifically for GP trainees. It's interactive and gives you the tools you need to assess ethical dilemmas, create a plan of action and be confident in explaining your decisions. 

Find out more details about the content of the modules in the course outline. You can work through the modules at your own pace. It's good to complete part 1 in your first year of training, part 2 in your second year, and part 3 in your final year.

GP trainers

If you're a GP trainer and would like access to this course, please email us and we can set this up for you, even if you're not a member. 

Free access to the introduction

We've made the introductory module open to everyone so that you can learn how to use the CoRE-Values Compass and framework. It takes just a minute to register. 

For the rest of the course, you need to be a member and log in to the MDU website with your normal log in details. 

GP trainees

Treating children

Part 1

The importance of life-long ethics learning and issues surrounding consent and capacity.


Part 2

Your confidentiality responsibilities including when you can disclose information and ways to improve patient safety.

End of life care

Part 3

End of life care and the assessment.

Not a member? Try the introduction for free

Doctor with a mother and child

Start or return to the introduction

Discover how the CoRE-Values compass and framework can help you navigate complex ethics cases.