BIOTECHNOLOGY AND THE LAW

LAW5BIO

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject examines topical issues and contested debates in the study of biotechnology and the law,both nationally and internationally. It adopts a framework approach to analysing the relationship between law and biotechnology, taking account of ethical, social, cultural and economic contexts. Given the topical nature of the subject, the specific topics covered may change from time to time. In addition to providing an introduction to key aspects of health law an regulation relevant to the subject, specialist topics to be covered may include assisted reproduction, reproductive technologies, human tissue technologies, death technologies, ownership of the body, bio banks, genetics and the law, health,intellectual property and biotechnology.

SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAnne-Maree Farrell

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted to Juris Doctor Degree, having completed;or must be admitted to a Masters of Law Degree, or have permission from Law Director of Programs. LAW5PMI LAW5PTO LAW5CNA

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsHealth Law: Frameworks and ContextRecommendedAnne-Maree Farrell, John Devereux, Isabel Karpin, Penelope Weller, 2017Cambridge University Press
ReadingsVarious readings that will be made available on the LMSRecommendedVariousVarious

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate a high level understanding of, and be able to critically evaluate key frameworks influencing the relationship between law and biotechnology, as applied to the topics examined in the subject.

Activities:
class discussion, research paper and take home examination

02. Demonstrate a high level understanding of, and be able to critically evaluate, the ethical, social, economic and political contexts which influence the relationship between law and biotechnology, as applied to the topics examined in the subject

Activities:
class discussion, research paper and take home examination

03. Explain and critique case law and regulation in relation to the topics examined in the subject.

Activities:
class discussion, research paper and take home examination

04. Demonstrate a high level of understanding, and be able to critically evaluate, key debates in the topics examined in the subject.

Activities:
class discussion, research paper and take home examination

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAnne-Maree Farrell

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 31 - 43
Ten 2.5 hours lecture/seminar per study period on weekdays at night from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
"6-8.30pm for first 10 weeks of Semester."

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Research Paper (4500 words)65 01, 02, 03, 04
Take home examination (1500 words) 35 01, 02, 03, 04