The legal and regulatory framework in South Africa is complex. Combining the legal complexity with the complex field of ethics can be challenging. It is essential for healthcare providers to be knowledgeable about the legal framework that govern their ethical practice.

Considering that the law in essence represents the minimum ethical behaviours of human beings, these two spheres should compliment one another, instead of opposing one another.

This course will equip you with the necessary tools to understand the SA legal system and how it factors into your practice as a healthcare provider.

Who Should Enrol

General practitioners and Healthcare providers.

Course Design

This is an online course. Participants have three months from date of registration to complete the assessment process.

Course Content

  • Legislation and policy
  • Bodies dealing with legislation
    • Constitutional bodies
    • National sphere
    • Provincial sphere
    • Local (provincial) sphere
    • Statutory bodies that regulate healthcare
    • practitioners
  • Policies and governance
  • Relationship between ethics law and human rights
    • Human dignity
    • Equality
    • Freedom and security of the person
    • The right to life, freedom and security
    • Access to healthcare and social security
    • Religion and culture


Participants are assessed on the self-study component of the course through means of a multiple choice questionnaire for which a pass mark of 70% is required.


Accredited according to the HPCSA’s Medical and Dental Board Guidelines for Health Care Professionals for 9 Ethical CEUs on Level 2.


To qualify for the certificate of completion for this short course, participants should complete the self-study component and successfully pass the assessment.


Tel: 087 821 1109 | Fax: 086 550 3692

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Short course in the South African Legal System, Health Law and Human Rights

9.0 CPD Points

Level 2