BIOTECHNOLOGY AND THE LAW

LAW5BIO

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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 LAW5PMI and LAW5PTO and LAW5CNA and Admission Into: LMJD - Juris Doctor LMLGBL - Master of Laws in Global Business Law LML - Master of Laws LMCL - Master of Commercial Law LMLAW - Master of Laws; OR have permission of the Law School Director of Postgraduate (Coursework) Programs

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

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