HEALTH LAW AND ETHICS

PHE5LAE

Not currently offered

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

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Capstone subjectNo

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Special conditionsNote: this subject is offered in alternate years.

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Health Law in Australia

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

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

Year2014

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PublisherTHOMSON REUTERS

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Essentials of Law for Medical Practitioners

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

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 TypePrescribed

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

Year2013

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

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

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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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