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Advanced Certificate in Medical Law and Bioethics

Healthcare is one of a few professions that set a code of decorum for its professionals. In yester years the relationship between the doctor and patient was paternalistic but todays scenario has changed. The advancement of medical science and technology has made it extremely important to maintain an accord between medicine and ethics to safe guard against malefaction in the field of medicine and research.

Medical law and Bio ethics are a branch of law concerned with the rights and responsibilities of the health care providers and patients. It provides an opportunity to help addressing critical areas such as health disparities, clinical negligence, the uninsured, child and adolescent health, stem cell research, euthanasia, breach of confidentiality etc. Medical law and bioethics is an expanding field which is undergoing massive changes. There is significant change in attitude of the people towards health, health services, and they also understand that there is a need to balance ethics along with science more than ever.

The course 'Advanced Certificate In Medical Law And Bio Ethics' offered by James Lind Institute can be taken up by professionals looking to develop their legal knowledge of law and ethics of medicine .The course has been designed to enable professionals to cultivate skills required to identify and analyze ethical and legal dilemmas, to think and write over the critical issues and create and scrutinize polices related to health issues. The structured curriculum helps the students to be abreast of the cutting-edge legal developments and theory. This course covers the traditional areas and specialized areas of the medical law and bio ethics which enables professionals to specialize and develop a particular expertise which opens up new opportunities for them in health care sector or academics.

Course Structure


    program curriculum

Course duration

Self Paced 4 - 6 months (Maximum duration 18 months)

A student enrolled for the Advanced certificate in Medical Law and Bioethics course is expected to study online for a minimum of fifteen hours per week.

Course Assessment

Course assessment involves online multiple choice questions for each lecture, followed by assignments for each study module.

Overall academic performance in the program is measured on a 4 point Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) scale. More information about this is available here: Evaluation System

Eligibility Criteria

Minimum eligibility criteria for the course would be either of the following:

  • MBBS/BHMS/BAMS/BPT/MPT/BDS/BMLT/Bachelor in Naturopathy & Veterinary Science /MD/MS.

  • Graduate/Postgraduate degree in Pharmacy/ Pharmaceutical Sciences.

  • Graduate/Postgraduate degree in Life Sciences (Botany, Zoology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Genetics, Biotechnology).

  • Graduate/Postgraduate degree in Chemistry/Biostatistics/ Bioinformatics.

  • Graduate or equivalent degree in Nursing/Allied Health.

  • Graduate or equivalent degree in Law.

  • Students in their final year of graduation for the above courses may also apply.

Fee Structure

Course fee for all JLI courses is very reasonable. Please use our Course Fee Calculator below to know the course fee applicable to you.

If you are not sure about the fee applicable to you for Advanced Certificate in Medical Law and Bioethics, please send an email to or chat with our online counsellor.

For more details about the admission procedure please click here.

Academic Support

Throughout the course, the students can interact with the faculty and other students via the “Online Campus Tutoring Centre” to discuss any coursework related issues.

Each student enrolled for the Advanced Certificate in Medical Law & Bioethics course is assigned a mentor throughout the course who will be a senior professional from the Industry. Students are in close contact with the "Student Success Team" during the course and thereafter as alumni. To know more about the "Student Success Team", click here.

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