Not available in 2013/14
LL416      Half Unit
Regulating New Medical Technologies

This information is for the 2013/14 session.

Teacher responsible

Prof Emily Jackson NAB7.07


This course is available on the MSc in Law, Anthropology and Society and Master of Laws. This course is available with permission as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit.
This course is capped at 30 students. Students must apply through Graduate Course Choice on LSEforYou.

Course content

Course content includes: 1. Bioethics 2. Assisted Conception 3. Regulation of genetic information; direct to consumer genetic testing; biobanks 4. Preimplantation and prenatal genetic diagnosis; sex selection; 'designer' babies; saviour siblings 5. Abortion and artificial wombs 6. Organ transplantation and xenotransplantation 7. Markets in human tissue. 8. Stem cell research 9. Cloning 10. End of life decisions; euthanasia.


20 hours of seminars in the MT. 20 hours of seminars in the LT.

Formative coursework

Students are asked to submit two 2,000 word essays.

Indicative reading

A detailed reading list will be provided.


Dissertation (100%, 15000 words) post-summer term.

Key facts

Department: Law

Total students 2012/13: Unavailable

Average class size 2012/13: Unavailable

Value: Half Unit

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