The Essentials of Medical Ethics Online Course Overview
When preparing for the medical and dental school interview it might be challenging to know what topics you should focus on. Often, the interview includes questions regarding ethical issues and ask your stance on the subject. Common topics that arise are issues such as abortion, assisted reproduction and euthanasia. In other instances, ethical scenarios are given that can have ethical implications and a decision must be made.
Our team have worked to create this e-learning resource for you. We’ve used all of our knowledge that we've developed in our physical courses.
What to expect from The Essentials of Medical Ethics Online Course:
- Professionally filmed for a better learning experience
- Hours of interactive footage featuring high-quality videos ~20 minutes long
- Created by real doctors and interview experts with over 15 years of experience
- Start as early as you want and learn at your own pace
- Fully mobile and tablet responsive, so you can access the videos from anywhere.
- Set your own goals along to way
Ethical questions in medical school interviews that we cover:
- The Ethical Pillar of Autonomy and in-depth analysis of the Hippocratic Oath
- Case report: Slater vs Baker and Stapleton (1767)
- What do we mean by a patient's autonomy?
- Factors influencing a patient's autonomy
- Jehovah's Witnesses
- When does Autonomy become a moral dilemma?
- Case report: T vs Court of Appeal (1993)
- The Ethical Pillar of Beneficence
- Beneficence and Jehovah's Witnesses
- Would you transfuse a Jehovah's Witness?
- The history of Beneficence
- Physician assisted suicide: Harmful or Beneficent?
- Is it harmful or beneficial to help a competent patient who has requested hastened death?
- Social Beneficence: Organ Donation
- The Ethical Pillar of Non-Maleficence
- Non-Maleficence and Beneficence: The Weighing Scale
- Case report: Mr Bolam and Clinical Negligence
- Case report: Patrick Bolitho (1996)
- The Principal of Medical Futility and The Trisomy 18 Disorder
- Other scenarios you might encounter
- The Ethical Pillar of Justice
- Deciphering Justice: The Clinical Angle
- Factors influencing the same level of care
- Unequal access health care for unequal patients
- Allocation of resources at a population level
- Can we refuse to perform cardiac surgery on a smoker?
- The 3Cs: Confidentiality
- The Origins of Confidentiality and the Hippocratic Oath
- The impact of breaching confidentiality
- The Data Protection Act (1998)
- Confidentiality: It's importance on the doctor-patient relationship
- When can confidentiality be breached?
- Case report: Dr Robert Browne vs The General Medical Council (1971)
- Case report: Prosenjit Poddar (1967)
- The 3Cs: Capacity
- The Mental Capacity Act (2005)
- Assessing patients' capacity
- Define: Power of Attorney
- The case that led to the Mental Capacity Act (2005)
- Further cases related to the Mental Capacity Act (2005)
- Capacity: Children's perspective
- The 3Cs: Consent
- How can we take Consent?
- Case report: Nadine Montgomery
- Abortion and pregnancy
- The Pro-choice Argument
- Does an unborn foetus have the right to Autonomy?
- Case report: Roe vs Wade (1973), a game changer
- Non-Maleficence and Beneficence in Abortion
- The Abortion Act (1976) and global perspective
- Justice in Abortion
- Should fathers have a say in Abortions?
- Assisted Reproduction
- Assisted Reproduction: Arguments in favour
- Assisted Reproduction: Arguments against
- The History of Assisted Reproduction
- Should donor eggs or sperm be used?
Essential content: We have separated the videos into important topics that we feel are fundamental to interview success. We begin by teaching you how to structure your answers. We go through the common types of interview questions that you may come across. Extra quizzes and info will also become available for you to put your knowledge into practice.
Interactive features: Being interactive is the key to our teaching success! So, you will find our team members asking you questions and asking you to pause the video. We may ask you to write something down. Or we may recommend that you look up some extra info to enhance your learning.
Unlimited playbacks and mobile responsive: Each module offers unlimited replays with flexible playback features. This allows you to learn at your own pace and track your progress, to make it a more personalised learning experience.
Meet theMSAG The Essentials of Medical Ethics team:
Dr Rony Sanyal is the Online Interview Course Manager at theMSAG. He is currently a GP specialty trainee. He works in the city of Birmingham. He sat on the interview panel as a faculty member for MMI stations at the University of Nottingham.
Dr Kate Drewek, our Interview Course Manager, is a paediatrics trainee working in London. She has 2 years of experience in organising and leading our successful courses across London, Birmingham and Manchester. She is a trained MMI interviewer for St George's University.
Dr Paul Grant is a Health Technology Consultant, Medical Educationalist and works at Brighton and Sussex medical school. He is one of our guides for interview courses and MMI circuits. He has carried out interviews for doctors and medical students at all career stages.
Dr Hannah Pierce is an expert in Medical Education having completed a masters degree in this topic area at Keele University. She is currently a clinical teaching fellow in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and is one of the leads at theMSAG interview courses.
Dr Ashish Mandavia is the Products and Services Director of theMSAG. Having trained at Bristol Medical School, he sat on the interview panel at the University of Bristol for 2 years. He has completed his foundation training in hospitals across London.
Dr Hrush Vyas is a F2 doctor in Birmingham with a clinical interest in Anaesthetics. Having trained at the University of Birmingham, he sat on the interview panel at the same university. He is one of the leads at theMSAG courses.
Mr Jasen Soopramanien is one of the Personal Statement managers at theMSAG. He is a fourth-year medical student at King's College London. He has 2 years of experience as one of the guides on our interview course.
Miss Manushri Jain is a final year medical student at the University of Birmingham. She is one of the Personal Statement managers at theMSAG. She has 2 years of experience as one of the guides for our courses.
Mr Graeme Larkin is a senior policy advisor in medical education for the British Medical Association. He is an experienced guide on our interview courses. He is also our in-house expert on the latest updates for the NHS.
Mr Laksh Soni is a fourth-year medical student at King's College London. He is one of the leads for our courses and he is the MMI circuit manager for theMSAG.
Other medical school interview resources:
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