LAW AND MEDICINE

LAW2LAM

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Medical law is an internationally recognised intellectual discipline and a field of legal practice which is founded on ethical theories, common law doctrines and human rights principles. It spans other areas of law (torts, criminal, family and administrative law) and must satisfy social policy developments, principles of governance, regulatory mechanisms and dispute resolution processes. In this subject, medico-legal issues are discussed and evaluated in the context of a range of topics which include: ethical duties, consent to medical treatment (adults and children), legal competence and medical treatment (adults), human reproduction law and technologies, professional liability and medical malpractice, regulation of health professionals and end of life decision-making. Informed analysis of law is promoted by examining the case law and legislation together with group discussion. Students are equipped with skills relevant to policy developments and law reform.

SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorHannah Robert

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted to a Bachelor of Laws or by application to the Director of programs (LLB) LAW1LIM and LAW1CRL and LAW2TOT

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsHealth Law: Frameworks and ContextPrescribedAM Farrell, J Devereux, I Karpin and P Weller,Cambridge University Press, 2017

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Comprehend and analyse common law principles relevant to the area of medicine

Activities:
Lectures, group assignments and research essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing
Critical Thinking
Teamwork

02. Understand legislation relevant to the area of medicine.

Activities:
Lectures, group assignments and research essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Teamwork
Writing
Critical Thinking

03. Contribute to a group presentation and assignment

Activities:
Lectures, group assignments and research essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Teamwork
Critical Thinking
Creative Problem-solving

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2018, Winter semester, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHannah Robert

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 27 - 28
One 7.0 hours lecture/seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 28 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Group Assignment written case analysis and presentation, equivalent to 700w per students30 01, 02, 03
Research Essay (3500 words)70 01, 02

Melbourne, 2018, Winter semester, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHannah Robert

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 27 - 28
Four 3.5 hours lecture/seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 28 and delivered via blended.

Lecture/Seminar Week: 27 - 28
Three 7.0 hours lecture/seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 28 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Group Assignment written case analysis and presentation, equivalent to 700w per students30 01, 02, 03
Research Essay (3500 words)70 01, 02