HEALTH LAW

LAW5HEA

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject provides an introduction to core topics and debates in the study of health law and regulation in Australia. It adopts a framework-approach to analysing the relationship between law and health, taking account of ethical, social, cultural, political and rights-based contexts. Topics covered include the regulatory framework of the Australian health system;regulating health professionals; regulating patient safety and redress; consent to, and refusal of, medical treatment; substituted decision-making, medical negligence; and confidentiality, privacy and access to information. Additional topics to be covered may include law and reproduction and law at the end of life.

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, Masters of Law Degree or have permission from the Law Director of Programs LAW5PMI LAW5PTO LAW5CNA

Co-requisites NA

Incompatible subjects LAW2LAM

Equivalent subjects NA

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 capacity to critically evaluate, key frameworks influencing the relationship between law and health

Activities:
class discussion, research paper and take home examination

02. Demonstrate an understanding of, and be able to critically evaluate, the ethical, social, and political contexts which influence the relationship between law and health

Activities:
class discussion, research paper and take home examination

03. Explain and critique case law and regulation impacting the Australian health system, including the relationship between patients and health professionals in the areas studied in the subject.

Activities:
class discussion, research paper and take home examination

04. Demonstrate an understanding, and be able to critically evaluate, key debates impacting the relationship between patients and health professionals, in the areas studied 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 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAnne-Maree Farrell

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 10 - 22
Eight 3.0 hours lecture/seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

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