Through SCRIPT, the School of Law has developed new markets delivering courses to non-lawyers on legal issues of relevance to their profession.
The courses are delivered by e-learning, allowing the student to work flexibly around their job.
Since 2006 more than 450 practitioners from a wide range of health care professions have completed the continuing professional development course in Law & Medical Ethics. This course helps practitioners to navigate the increasing complexities of medical and nursing practice and stay well within the limits of law and ethical practice.
Building on this success, a course in Information Rights & Responsibilities has been developed. This course aims to help professionals in both the public and private sectors respond with confidence to the diverse data protection issues or FOI scenarios that may arise in their workplace.
Autumn 2009 sees the launch of a new programme of courses in Employment Law. The first course focuses on managing dismissals, redundancies and restructuring of the workforce, and is expected to attract students with human resources and management responsibilities in a wide range of companies.
Student evaluations of the SCRIPT courses have been excellent, one saying:
"I am really enjoying the course. It is so well organised and I am really impressed with the links and materials available. It was a bit daunting posting my thoughts to the discussion boards at first but I am doing so now, and learning so much from my classmates as well as the tutors."
“Having been a centre for educating Lawyers for more than 300 years, we are delighted to share our excellent research and expertise with a wide range of professionals – enabled thanks to the innovative e-learning team in SCRIPT.”
Professor Douglas Brodie
Head of School
This article was published on Nov 19, 2009