Medical Law (Introduction)

An online course in what you need to know now and for the future
About this online course

This course focus on the basic principles in medical law and specifically medical negligence. Increasingly, more legal practitioners are pursuing these types of claims without having received training in this sui generis type of delict – the principles of which differ from other delicts. Participants will learn, amongst other things, about these differences and how to approach litigation in medical law in a practical manner.This two-month course is exclusively presented online with no contact sessions.

Course dates

14 March to 17 May 2022. | . Registration closure: 28 February 2022

Who should register?

This course is essential for all practising legal and candidate legal practitioners, non-practising legal practitioners and other related organisations venturing into the field of medical negligence.

Course material

The online course consists of three webinars, each focusing on a specific requirement of medical negligence and aspects of medical law in general. The material is presented in an interactive format, supplemented by written material for downloading from eLEADer – LEAD’s online learning portal.You will be expected to test your own knowledge by way of a self-assessment after each module as well as completing a written assignment.

This e-course is presented in English only and all assignments must be submitted in English.

Cost of the course

R2 700 per person (VAT inclusive)

How to register

Kindly note that you can only register online and that there are limited spaces available. Participants should register individually to enable the system to generate a unique username and password for each person.

Payment should be made by electronic funds transfer (EFT) only. Remember to upload the proof of payment (PDF) in step 2 (Online registration form)

LSSA banking details: Account name: Law Society of South Africa | Bank: FNB Pretoria | Branch code: 251445 | Account no: 6200 9641 079 | Reference: Surname, name, and cell number



Once you have successfully registered to participate, you will receive confirmation that LEAD has received your registration documentation. A confirmation email will be sent to you within five days after the closing date of registrations.
Contact the course administrator

For more information about this online course, contact Grace Mukuru on eleader@LSSALEAD.ORG.ZA.
Please note we only communicate via email.

Why train online?

Train in your own time and setting .|. The course material is in electronic format .|. Online courses are more cost-effective than attendance ones .|. Save in transport costs since there are no contact sessions.

Please note

  • Should you need to cancel your registration, this must be done in writing within 7 business days before the closing date to avoid the full fee being charged.
  • Fees must be paid to the designated Law Society of South Africa’s (LSSA) bank account.
  • LEAD reserves the right to cancel an e-course should the number of delegates not justify the costs involved. Registered participants will be given reasonable notice of cancellation.
  • Ensure that you read and accept the Terms and Conditions (click below) for this course.
  • Should you be unable to participate in this course, you may nominate another participant to replace you. This should be done 7 days before the course start.
  • Confirmation emails will be sent to participants within 7 days after the registration closing date. Please note that it is the participant’s responsibility to follow-up with Grace Mukuru at if no confirmation email has been received on the day the course commence.
  • No refund will be made after commence of course.

Course Dates

Course duration and registration

15 August to 18 October 2022 | Registration closure: 1 August 2022

Medical Online Course