Common Debates in Medical Ethics Online Course

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The Common Debates in Medical Ethics Online Course Overview

There is a lot of information to take into consideration when preparing for your medical and dental school interviews. Often, the interview includes questions regarding common ethical issues and debates. You will want to prepare for the debates, dilemmas and decisions that you will have to made as a medical professional.

This course is designed to help you feel more confident in forming arguments in an ethical debate. Using the 4 pillars of medical ethics as our foundation we will discuss common debates in medical ethics. We will cover a variety of ethical issues and ethical scenarios to help you prepare.

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.

How to prepare for your medical school interview?

  • find out more about the interview process and type of medical school interview you will be having (e.g. panel interview or MMI stations)
  • learn about the common questions that medical school applicants are asked
  • formulate your answers, supporting each statement with an example based on your own personal experience
  • and finally, practice!

Which is why we have created Common Debates in Medical Ethics Online Course. Each video is created and filmed by our team of doctors, medical students and medicine professionals. This course covers in depth what you need to know and how to approach the different types of medical ethics questions you might encounter in your medical school and dental school interviews.

What to expect from our Common Debates in 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

Medical school interview ethical questions and answers we cover:

  • Jehovah's Witnesses
    • Would you transfuse a Jehovah's Witness: Introduction
    • Relevant points to consider in the case of a Jehovah's Witness
    • Fractions of blood: What do we mean?
    • Would you transfuse a Jehovah's Witness: Arguments in favour
    • Would you transfuse a Jehovah's Witness: Arguments against
    • Case study 1
    • Examiner top tips: Example answer & conclusion
  • End of life care
    • Liverpool Care Pathway
    • Maintaining hydration
    • Resuscitation
  • Euthanasia
    • Euthanasia: Definitions
    • Where is Euthanasia considered legal?
    • Case Study 1
    • Case Study 2
    • Case Study 3 & Conclusion
  • Fertility treatments
    • What exactly are fertility treatments?
    • NHS funding for fertility treatments for women over the age of 40: Arguments in favour
    • NHS funding for fertility treatments for women over the age of 40: Arguments against
    • Structuring the conclusion of your answer
    • Examiner top tips: Develop an interview answer
    • Further arguments against funding fertility treatment
    • Examiner top tips: Example answer & Conclusion
  • Genetics
    • The use of genetics: Arguments in favour
    • The use of genetics: Arguments against
    • The use of genetics in Modern Medicine
    • Designer babies
    • Genetic testing for Huntington's Disease
  • HIV
    • A patient with HIV continuing to have sexual intercourse: what do you do?
    • A patient with HIV continuing to have sexual intercourse: arguments for breaking confidentiality
    • A patient with HIV continuing to have sexual intercourse: arguments against breaking confidentiality
    • Examiner top tips: Example answer & conclusion
  • Organ donation
    • The history of Organ Donation
    • Opt-In & Opt-out: Definitions
    • Opt-out Donation system: Arguments in favour
    • Opt-out Donation system: Argument against
    • Prioritising transplant patients: Where is the justice?
    • Organ donation & poor lifestyle choices
    • Incentivising organ donation
  • Physician-assisted suicide
    • Legalising Physician-assisted suicide: Arguments in favour
    • Legalising Physician-assisted suicide: Arguments against
    • Examiner top tips
    • Example answers
  • Vaccinations
    • Should vaccinations be compulsory?
    • Why the controversy behind vaccines?
    • Arguments in favour
    • Arguments against
    • Conclusion
    • Examiner top tips and example answer

                    Our guarantee

                    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-online-course-instructor 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-online-course-instructor 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-online-course-instructor 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-online-course-instructor 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.

                    ashish-mandavia-online-course-instructor 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-online-course-instructor 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.

                    jasen-soopramanien-online-course-instructor 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.

                    manushri-jain-online-course-instructor 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.

                    graeme-larkin-online-course-instructor 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.

                    laksh-soni-online-course-instructor 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:

                    Want to learn and improve your medical school interview answers in a classroom setting? Sign up for one of our full-day Interview Course. Our courses are offered in London, Birmingham, Bristol and Leeds so you have plenty of options to choose from!

                    If you are wanting to focus on MMI (multiple mini interviews) sign up for our half-day MMI Circuit Course. Get ready to ace your multiple mini Interview by taking the MSAG’s MMI course!

                    Do you prefer a more personalised one-to-one approach when preparing for your med school interview answers? Medical School Interview Coaching allows you to work alongside experienced doctors and medical students to help you ace the medicine interview!

                    Visit  The Student Room,  the UK’s largest online student community and get answers to even more questions.

                    QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

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                    • Can I save videos on my hard drive?

                      Unfortunately, because of copyright, you cannot save videos. However, you are more than welcome to replay videos as many times as you need!

                    • Can I access the videos from my phone?

                      Absolutely! You can access our videos via your mobile web browser or the Thinkific app.

                    • My video won't play!

                      Technical issues can happen to the best of us. Go to our technical helpdesk/tutorial and we’ll get you back online and ready to ace that medical school interview!

                    • What if I don't understand part of a video?

                      No problem! Add your questions into the comment box below the videos. A dedicated team member will get back to you with an answer as soon as possible.