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Consent and Ethics (eLearning)

About this module

Consent and Ethics form the basis of modern medical practice and it is imperative that all practitioners are aware of these topics in detail. This module covers how consent issues differ due to patient factors whilst referencing GMC guidance and case law to provide further information.

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  • 6 PG Cert Credits
  • 0.0 CPD Points: TBC
6 PG Cert Credits
0.0 CPD Points: TBC
Standard fee £300.00
Member Discount 10 %: £270.00
PGCert Student Discount 15%: £255.00
  • Take this course as part of PG Cert in Surgery for £255 (15% discount) or if you are an RCS member for £270 (10% discount)
  • You will have access to this module for 6 months, which you can extend for an additional 6 months for £100.
  • Upon completion of your module, you will obtain a certificate of completion for this module. 
  • Please take a look at our Terms & Conditions if you need to cancel your access to this module.

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This module has been designed as part of the PG Cert course.

However, each PG Cert in Surgery module can also be taken on a standalone basis.

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If you're are taking this module independently or as part of a course you can access your progress and continue the module via RCS e-learning.

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Independent module or blended learning

If you're are taking this module independently or as part of a course you can access your progress and continue the module via RCS e-learning.

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Via PG Certification

If you're are taking this module as part of the PG certification you can view your progress and continue the module via the PG cert dashboard.

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Suitability

You can take this module as part of the PGCert in Surgery, designed for FY1-2 & CT1-2.

You can also take this module as a standalone online course at any stage of your career.


To be eligible, candidates need to have successfully completed an undergraduate medical degree and have access to an Educational / Clinical Supervisor.

Learning outcomes

This module will cover:

  • Principles of patient autonomy
  • Assessment of capacity
  • Informed consent
  • Consent and Minors
  • Patients who lack capacity
  • Patients detained under the Mental Health Act
  • Jehovah’s Witnesses
  • Euthanasia

After completing this Consent and Ethics module, you will be able to:

  • Explain the principle of patient autonomy and know when exceptions occur
  • List the four elements which require evaluation when assessing a patient’s capacity
  • Differentiate which types of consent are appropriate for a range of interventions
  • Describe the differences of the rights of minors compared to adults when receiving medical treatment
  • Outline the process that should be followed for decision making when a patient lacks capacity

Format

This is an interactive online module within the innovative RCS eLearning platform. This format means you can study using any device, whenever and wherever it suits you.

You will also take part in work place based assessments (WBA), giving you the chance to demonstrate your knowledge and skills in practice.

You will have access to this module for 6 months, which you can also extend.

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Our location

The education team is based in the main RCS building in London. To visit us, take one of the lifts opposite the Council Room to Floor 4. Our reception area will be directly in front of you.

Location

The Royal College of Surgeons of England

35-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields

London

WC2A 3PE