Ethics and Law - Professional and Legal Focus

Offered By

Royal College of Ophthalmologists

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30 minutes
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Course Information

Target Audience
Course Structure

Why should I take this course?

Clinicians have both legal and professional obligations to their patients. This micro skills course from the Royal College of Ophthalmologists looks first at the duty of care clinicians owe their patients as set out by various professional bodies. It then focuses on the legal requirements that the law imposes upon a clinician and what a patient must show if they wish to bring legal action in relation to adverse consequences of a treatment.

Are the programs accredited for continuous professional development (CPD) or continuing medical education (CME)?

Our courses have been developed and are delivered by Talisium's global network of content providers including universities and various professional bodies whose work underpins CPD for healthcare professionals.
Certificates of completion will be available and can be downloaded once a course has been completed. These can be used as evidence of learning for training and CPD purposes. You will need to check with your governing body about CPD standards and requirements.
Unless otherwise stated, certificates issued through Talisium are not qualifications of any formal assessment.

Do I need any prior qualifications or experience?

Our courses and programs have been designed to meet the needs of a broad range of trainees and qualified healthcare professionals. For most courses, we do not ask that you hold certain qualifications or meet certain criteria.
Some courses are aligned to specialist medical curricula so there is a certain level of medical knowledge required in these cases. On the whole, however, the courses and programs are accessible to a broad audience of learners.

Validate your learning

Each participant receives a certificate upon course completion.

What you can expect

A 30 minute eLearning course containing interactive content and activities. 

This course is ideal for

All health professionals.

Here is what you will cover in
this course 

Show a professional duty of care, treating both patients and colleagues with respect

Exercise patient confidentiality and recognise when exceptions can be made

Describe the grounds on which a patient may succeed with a claim of negligence