LAW AND MEDICINE
Credit points: 15
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 (eg 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.
FacultyFaculty of Business, Economics and Law
Subject Co-ordinatorLibby Brenton
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG
Prerequisites LAW1CRL and LAW2TOT
Incompatible subjects LST22/32HLM
Special conditions Current enrolment in Bachelor of Laws and via application only.
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Health Care & the Law||Prescribed||McIlwraith, J. and Madden, B.||5TH EDITION, THOMSON LAWBOOK COMPANY, 2010|
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City, 2014, Week 48-50, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLibby Brenton
Five 7.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 48 to week 49 and delivered via face-to-face.
|one 1,000-word group assignment||eight students per group||25|
|one 3,000-word assignment||75|