Subject details

On successful completion of this degree 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.
    • A week-by-week guide to the topics you will explore in this unit will be provided in your study materials.
  • Study resources

    • Online materials

      • Audio-Video streaming

You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s); or enrol in the following subject(s) to study at the same time or prior to this subject:

RMI-OJD110-Introduction to the Australian Legal System and Legal Methods

Special requirements

No special requirements

This degree 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 degree 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.

  • Assignment 1 (20%)
  • Assignment 2 (30%)
  • Invigilated Exam (50%)

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