HEALTH LAW AND ETHICS

PHE5LAE

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject presents 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 ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

Essentials of Law for Medical Practitioners

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorForrester, K., & Griffiths, D.

Year2011

Edition/VolumeN/A

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

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

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. Analyse and apply legal theory and principles to regulatory issues in healthcare systems and services

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City Campus, 2021, LTU Term 4, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDeborah Gleeson

Class requirements

TutorialWeek: 30 - 36
Six 2.00 hours tutorial per week on weekdays at night from week 30 to week 36 and delivered via blended.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 30 - 36
Six 2.00 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 30 to week 36 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Two written assignments (1,000 word equivalent).

This assessment consists of two online short answer and multiple choice tasks covering aspects of the subject content.

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2

Group presentation (1,500-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/AOral presentationGroupNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

2,500-word written assignment.

Application of legal principles/rules to case study.

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

City Campus, 2021, LTU Term 4, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDeborah Gleeson

Class requirements

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 30 - 36
Six 2.00 hours scheduled online class per week on weekdays at night from week 30 to week 36 and delivered via online.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 30 - 36
Six 2.00 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 30 to week 36 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Two written assignments (1,000 word equivalent).

This assessment consists of two online short answer and multiple choice tasks covering aspects of the subject content.

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2

Group presentation (1,500-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/AOral presentationGroupNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

2,500-word written assignment.

Application of legal principles/rules to case study.

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

On-Line, 2021, LTU Term 4, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDeborah Gleeson

Class requirements

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 30 - 36
Six 2.00 hours scheduled online class per week on weekdays at night from week 30 to week 36 and delivered via online.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 30 - 36
Six 2.00 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 30 to week 36 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Two written assignments (1,000 word equivalent).

This assessment consists of two online short answer and multiple choice tasks covering aspects of the subject content.

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2

Group presentation (1,500-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/AOral presentationGroupNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

2,500-word written assignment.

Application of legal principles/rules to case study.

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4