Certificate in Medical Law & Practice

Course Overview

This course aims to provide you with an overview of the main medico-legal concepts and issues in the practice of modern healthcare in Malaysia. It addresses the fundamental questions affecting health care and allied professionals today.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the current medico legal landscape in Malaysia
  • Identify risks of medicolegal cases
  • Equip yourself to deal with medico legal complaints
  • Be prepared to deal with patients and their queries

About ALA Academy

ALA is a professional development arm of Brickfields Asia College and primarily focuses on bridging the gap between a formal legal education and what is required from the legal industry. We seek to provide an avenue where law students and aspiring legal practitioners can equip themselves with the necessary skill sets upon setting foot into the legal industry. ALA collaborates with industry professionals to provide focused and practical programmes ranging from more advanced and in-depth Pro-Plus courses to Bootcamps, Masterclasses, Advocacy Prep Sessions, Workshops, Webinars and Career Fairs which are directed more towards budding law students and young practitioners. Additionally, we also run the ALA Value Add Course that are conducted year-round for students.

All ALA courses will be awarded by Brickfields Asia College 

About Brickfields Asia College

BAC has been offering top quality tertiary education since 1991 and has a proven track record of producing excellent results for our various programs. Our students have consistently won top globally-recognised academic awards for the subjects of Business and Law.

Who should attend:

  • Doctors and Nurses
  • Hospital Administrators
  • Other healthcare providers
  • Lawyers interested in the MedicoLegal area
  • Law students interested in the MedicoLegal area
  • Members of the public interested in this area of law

Course Modules

Introduction To Medical Law

An engaging and accessible introductory account of the main principles of Medical Law. This module will also cover the differences between criminal law and civil law, in the context of health care and also an analysis on legal standards for medical negligence, duty of care, causation and damages.

Understanding Doctor - Patient Communication

Identify and understand key components of obtaining patient consent in Malaysia. The module also covers the legal framework surrounding informed consent, capacity to consent, decision-making processes in medical treatment and confidentiality in clinical practice.

Institutional Accountability in Healthcare

Understand the importance of accountability in healthcare and the need for a statutory duty of candour to promote accountability. This module also gives an overview of statutory mechanisms of ensuring accountability in healthcare such as mortality assessment committees and patience grievance mechanisms and procedure.

Recent Developments In The Assessment of Damages In Medical Negligence Claims

Explore the changes to the methodology used in deriving the multiplier for calculating future damages in catastrophic injury cases. This module also allows you to assess the cost of future accommodation needs for claimants with catastrophic injury cases and the recent trends in awards for aggravated damages.

Dispute Resolution For Medical Negligence Claims

Identify and understand the current medical dispute resolution scenario. This module also allows you to explore mediation as an alternative solution to resolution dispute and recommends improvements in the Malaysian medical negligence dispute resolution framework.

Recent Developments In Healthcare & Medical Law In Malaysia

This module will provide an overview of the current landscape of medical law in Malaysia, and allow participants to explore recent landmark decisions from Medico-Legal cases.

Our Trainers

Charlaine Adrienne Chin


Messrs Raja, Daryl & Loh

Ramakrishna Tharini

Messrs Rama & Low

Datin Anit Kaur Randhawa

Messrs Asbir Hira Singh

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