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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.

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorHassan Vally

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

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Special conditions A quota applies to this subject due to space limitation at city (Franklin St) campus

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsEssentials of Law for Medical PractitionersRecommendedForrester, K., & Griffiths, D. (2011)ELSEVIER, SYDNEY NOTE: ALSO AVAILABLE AS AN E-BOOK.
ReadingsEthics and Law for the Health ProfessionsRecommendedKerridge, I., Lowe, M., & Stewart, C. (2009)FEDERATION PRESS, SYDNEY NB 4TH EDN TO BE PUBLISHED EARLY 2013; EITHER EDITION SUITABLE

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