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Ethics and law teaching and learning in undergraduate medicine
  1. A Sutton
  1. Correspondence to Dr Adrian Sutton, Senior Teaching Fellow, Manchester Medical School, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL, UK; adrian.sutton{at}


The updated consensus report on undergraduate medical education (1) provides an extensive framework for teaching ethics and law. However, there is a need for further research into the indicators of good progress towards sound moral reasoning and action to take into account personal and professional developmental trajectories. The report indicates competencies which should be demonstrable by students: additional consideration needs to be given to those competencies which institutions should be able to demonstrate in relation to the provision made for students and teachers.

  • Education/programs
  • education for healthcare professionals

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