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On successful completion of this subject you will be able to:
- Demonstrate an advanced and integrated understanding of Health Law in Australia;
- Critically evaluate the Health Law system in light of contemporary legal issues and developments;
- Critically analyse and research complex problems relating to Health Law;
- 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.
You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or enrol in the following subject(s) to study at the same time or prior to this subject:
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This subject 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 in patient-doctor relations, including issues of medical decision-making. The subject 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%)
- Take Home Exam (50%)
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