Health Law - 2018

Unit summary

OJD426

  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Print Only
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2018: Sess 1
  • Assessment: Assignment 1 (20%) , Assignment 2 (30%) - Learn more

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2018 Fees
AUD$
Domestic 4,440.00

This course aims to provide you with an understanding of the health law principles in the Australian legal system. It examines social perspectives and determinants of health and the role of law and patient-doctor relations, including issues of medical decision-making. The course explores legal issues arising out of reproductive technologies, withdrawal and withholding of medical treatment and euthanasia. Organ and tissue donation, property in the human body and genetics are also explored, along with, mental health and public health issues in Australia and internationally.

On successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an advanced and integrated understanding of Health Law in Australia
  2. Critically evaluate the Health Law system in light of contemporary legal issues and developments
  3. Critically analyse and research complex problems relating to Health Law
  4. Demonstrate the intellectual and practical skills needed to justify and interpret professional decisions and identify, research, evaluate and synthesise relevant factual, legal and policy issues using legislation, case law and secondary source materials.
     
  • Assignment 1 (20%)
  • Assignment 2 (30%)
  • Invigilated Exam (50%)
For more information on invigilated exams see Exams and results

Mandatory prerequisites

You must have successfully completed the following unit(s) before starting this unit:

If you have completed equivalent study at another university, please contact a Student Advisor for advice.

A week-by-week guide to the topics you will explore in this unit will be provided in your study materials.

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This unit is not currently a requirement for any courses, but may be eligible for credit.

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
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