Ministry of Health of the Republic of Kazakhstan Higher School of

Module ‘Medical Law’
The course ‘Medical Law’ was tested at one of the Kazakhstani
medical schools
The pilot project "Medical Law" was introduced at Kazakhstan
School of Public Health under the Ministry of Health of the
Republic of Kazakhstan in 2009
The audience – 2nd-year master students studying “Medicine”.
Group size - 20 people.
The course was introduced as an elective discipline.
The format of the course - modular.
The course consists of 2 credits (30 lecture hours + 60 hours of
independent work of a student under the guidance of teacher
(SRMP) + 60 hours of student’s independent work (SRS).
The set of credits and scores was included in the transcript.
The project was funded by the Soros Foundation-Kazakhstan.
As a result of the "Medical Law" study course students
should be able to:
apply laws and other normative legal acts regulating the
legal relations in the health sector;
properly prepare official medical documents, write primary
medical records, prepare the documents necessary for the
realization of the right to engage in medical activities;
use legal mechanisms to protect the rights and legitimate
interests of both medical workers and patients;
evaluate and predict the legal consequences of violations by
professional medical personnel, and determine possible
legal ways to prevent medical violations.
It is expected to include the discipline ‘Medical
Law’ to
1. State Educational Standard of Master Studies as
Compulsory Component;
2. 10—months programme of ‘Management of
Health care’ .