Legal & Ethical

Legal & Ethical (Course 1): Introduction to Legal & Ethical within Dentistry

Contributes 1 hour to your CPD


(or included in your £37.99 yearly subscription)

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Course Details:

The aim of this course is to enable learners to understand the background and nature of professional ethics.

iLearn recommends that you complete the full series of training courses in this subject to ensure you have the required information to support you in this area. 

Once you have completed this course please move onto Legal & Ethical (Course 2): Philosophical & Sociological Principles of Dental Ethics

You will be presented with a short presentation followed by an assessment.

If you achieve 80% or more you pass the course and will receive a printable certificate to place in your CPD folder.

If you do not pass, you will have the opportunity to review the content and take the assessment again when you feel confident.


This course aims to enable learners to understand the background and nature of professional ethics.


 Learners will be able to:

  • Define the origins of healthcare ethical standards in healthcare.
  • Consider ways of working as a team in the patients’ best interests.
  • Understand the roles of professional bodies with responsibility for protecting patients’ interests.
  • Use the GDC Standards for making practical and ethical decisions.
  • Set ethical standards of behaviour within a team.
  • Identify links between CQC Key Lines of Enquiry (KLOE) and ethical behaviour.

Learning Outcomes:

The learner understands:

  • The background and nature of professional ethics.
  • How to make sound ethical choices under challenging circumstances.
  • Legal and moral codes that make up the framework of society.
  • The role of professional people and their duties to the public.