HEALTH LAW AND ETHICS

PHE5LAE

2020

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. You will be introduced to ethics in public health practice, and to fundamental legal (and ethical) concepts, methods and materials. The subject will provide you with an overview of public health law and other laws affecting the health system and health services. A case-study approach will be used to illustrate the influence of the law on public health and health service provision.

SchoolPsychology and Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDeborah Gleeson

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

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PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsNote: this subject is offered in alternate years.

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Essentials of Law for Medical Practitioners

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorForrester, K., & Griffiths, D.

Year2011

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PublisherELSEVIER, SYDNEY NOTE: ALSO AVAILABLE AS AN E-BOOK.

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Ethics and Law for the Health Professions

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorKerridge, I., Lowe, M., & Stewart, C.

Year2013

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherFEDERATION PRESS, SYDNEY NB 4TH EDN TO BE PUBLISHED EARLY 2013; EITHER EDITION SUITABLE

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Health Law in Australia

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorWhite, B., McDonald, F. and Willmott, L.

Year2014

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PublisherTHOMSON REUTERS

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Critically analyse Australia's legal system and legal institutions
02. Analyse and apply fundamental legal and ethical concepts to complex issues in health systems and services
03. Critique and evaluate major aspects of public health law
04. Apply legal theory and principles to regulatory issues in healthcare systems and services

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Start date between: and    Key dates

On-Line, 2020, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDeborah Gleeson

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 31 - 43
Five 6.50 h lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
Five 6.50 h unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
1,000-word ethics case study This assessment consists of an essay on reframing of legal case into ethical issues.N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO2
Individual video presentation (600-word equivalent) This assessment consists of a short video presentation uploaded to LMS (5-8 mins)N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3
2,500-word written assignment Individual written case study.N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
Discussion postings (400-word equivalent) Responses to discussion forums throughout the semesterN/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2

City Campus, 2020, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDeborah Gleeson

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 31 - 43
Five 6.50 h lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
Five 6.50 h unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
1,000-word ethics case study This assessment consists of an essay on reframing of legal case into ethical issues.N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO2
Group presentation (1,000-word equivalent per student) This 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.N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3
2,500-word written assignment Application of legal principles/rules to case study.N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4