In the first semester of the third year students attend a course on "Medicine and Law". It comprises 5 meetings, each starting with a lecture and followed by a discussion in small groups. The facilitators of the small groups are an expert in law or ethics and a physician. The aim of the discussions is to apply the theoretical knowledge to medical cases and dilemmas.
The topics covered by this course are as follows:
|Introduction to Medicine and Law: The legal structure in the State of Israel; The interface between medicine, ethics and law; Health legislation in Israel.|
||The Law of Patients' Rights: (a) Informed consent by the patient to medical treatment|
||The Law of Patients' Rights: (b) The right to refuse treatment; Treating special populations.|
The Law of Patients' Rights: (c) Giving medical information to patients; Medical confidentiality.
||End of life care.|