With the expansion of modern healthcare services in both the public and private sectors in India, the need for appropriately educated and trained human resource will have to proportionately increase. Furthermore, scientific and technological advancement in medicine will usher in the need of increasing and improving regulation of the implementation and services. As India continues to modernise, several contentious issues eg. end-of-life care, stem-cell research, surrogacy, consumer claims etc will continue to generate public debate and modify guidelines and laws. Furthermore, greater public health initiatives are both imperative and inevitable by the Government of India and the State Governments. Finally, there will be, eventually, greater global convergence in the intellectual domain of public health, medical ethics and laws.
Unfortunately, there are very few post-graduate programmes available in our country to cater to this rising need of human resource development in this area. Candidates interested in this domain and/or employed in healthcare sectors who are directly or indirectly involved with administration, policymaking, entrepreneurship, have a significant demand for high quality education and training in the ethical and legal aspects of public healthcare and medicine. Apart from an adequate base of theoretical knowledge, they need to develop the skills of practical and situation-oriented decision making. We believe, PGDPML will be an unique course because there will be proportionate participation from both the legal and medical fraternity. Apart from the study materials, adequate guidance will be provided for practical project work and interactive facilities for self-improvement to enable outstation candidates and/or candidates already in full-time employment to be able to participate in the Course. The members of the faculty shall also provide guidance for placements and higher research projects. The foundation and WBNUJS had jointly organised a National Symposium on “Law in Medicine” in January 2015. Subsequent interactions with many stakeholders and delegates of this successful conference and a year long research convinced us of the need for such a course.
Professor of Law
The WB National University of Juridical Sciences.
Dialysis Access & Peripheral Vascular Surgeon
The WB National University of Juridical Sciences
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The first batch of this course (2016-17) consisted of 73 participants. Approximately, 40% of the candidates were from Law and Medicine respectively; Others from various occupations like health care administration, physiotherapy, post-MBA, HR management, Economics etc.
The WB NUJS
Dr. Ambedkar Bhavan, Room No: 214
12 LB Block, Sector III, Salt Lake City, Kolkata - 700 098.
Phone: +91 33 23350875
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