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Legal Aspects of Health Care

My Distance Learning College


If you work in health care your activities are constrained by the legal framework within which you work. The reasons for wanting to understand the legal aspects of health care are numerous, and range from wanting to avoid the increasing litigation in the health care system and ensuring correct procedures be followed, to knowing the rights of employees and employers.

The aim of this course is to provide a basic understanding of the main laws which underpin health care and the work of the professional. Furthermore, knowledge of the law brings with it an understanding of its strengths and deficiencies. This empowers professionals and managers alike, enabling them to press for changes where appropriate.

This course covers topics that includes:

  • The Framework of Accountability
  • Employment Law
  • Health and Safety Laws
  • Consent to Treatment and Research
  • Standards to Confidentiality and Record-Keeping
  • The Statutory Framework for Healthcare and the Handling of Complaints
  • Legal Issues Relating to Property
  • Mental Health Law
  • Specialist Areas


Legal Aspects of Health Care Diploma

Legal Aspects of Health Care Diploma issued by My Distance Learning College, entitling you to use the letters SAC Dip after your name.


After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.

course quick facts
course code DED9064
cost $461.00
estimated time to
complete course
162 Hours
course materials
365 Days