HEALTH LAW AND ETHICS

PHE5LAE

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

The aim of this subject is to present an overview of the Australian legal system and legal institutions, and how these relate to health and healthcare. The subject will also present students with an introduction to ethics in public health practice. The subject will introduce students to fundamental legal (and ethical) concepts, methods and materials. The subject will provide students with an overview of public health law and other laws affecting the healthcare system and healthcare services. A case-study approach will be used to illustrate the influence of the law on public health and healthcare service provision.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDeborah Gleeson

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsEssentials of Law for Medical PractitionersPrescribedForrester, K., & Griffiths, D. (2011)ELSEVIER, SYDNEY NOTE: ALSO AVAILABLE AS AN E-BOOK.
ReadingsEthics and Law for the Health ProfessionsPrescribedKerridge, I., Lowe, M., & Stewart, C. (2013, 4th Ed)FEDERATION PRESS, SYDNEY NB 4TH EDN TO BE PUBLISHED EARLY 2013; EITHER EDITION SUITABLE
ReadingsHealth Law in AustraliaRecommendedWhite, B., McDonald, F. and Willmott, L. (2014, 2nd Ed)THOMSON REUTERS

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Critically analyse Australia's legal system and legal institutions

Activities:
lectures, tutorials and assessment tasks

02. Analyse and apply fundamental legal and ethical concepts

Activities:
lectures, tutorials and assessment tasks

03. Critique and evaluate major aspects of public health law

Activities:
lectures, tutorials and assessment tasks

04. Apply legal theory and principles to regulatory issues in healthcare systems and services

Activities:
lectures, tutorials and assessment tasks

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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-ordinatorDeborah Gleeson

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
Five 6.5 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Ethics case studyThis assessment consists of an essay on reframing of legal case into ethical issues. This assessment consists of 1000 words.20 02
Group taskThis assessment consists of a short group presentation (15 mins) to class with question answer session on an area of public health law assigned to group. This assessment is equivalent to 1000 words per student.30 01, 02, 03
Written assignmentApplication of legal principles/rules to case study. This assessment consists of 2500 words.50 01, 02, 03, 04

Online, 2018, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDeborah Gleeson

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
Five 6.5 hours lecture 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*
Ethics case studyThis assessment consists of an essay on reframing of legal case into ethical issues. This assessment consists of 1000 words.020 02
Individual video presentationThis assessment consists of a short video presentation uploaded to LMS (5-8 mins) equivalent to 600 words.020 01, 02, 03
Written assignmentIndividual written case study. This assessment consists of 2500 words.050 01, 02, 03, 04
Discussion postingsResponses to discussion forums throughout the semester equivalent to 400 words.010 01, 02